Standards of Evidence for Conducting and Reporting Economic Evaluations in Prevention Science.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Over a decade ago, the Society for Prevention Research endorsed the first standards of evidence for research in preventive interventions. The growing recognition of the need to use limited resources to make sound investments in prevention led the Board of Directors to charge a new task force to set standards for research in analysis of the economic impact of preventive interventions. This article reports the findings of this group's deliberations, proposes standards for economic analyses, and identifies opportunities for future prevention science. Through examples, policymakers' need and use of economic analysis are described. Standards are proposed for framing economic analysis, estimating costs of prevention programs, estimating benefits of prevention programs, implementing summary metrics, handling uncertainty in estimates, and reporting findings. Topics for research in economic analysis are identified. The SPR Board of Directors endorses the "Standards of Evidence for Conducting and Reporting Economic Evaluations in Prevention Science."

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Cited Authors

  • Crowley, DM; Dodge, KA; Barnett, WS; Corso, P; Duffy, S; Graham, P; Greenberg, M; Haskins, R; Hill, L; Jones, DE; Karoly, LA; Kuklinski, MR; Plotnick, R

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 366 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 29435786

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5869868

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6695

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1389-4986

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11121-017-0858-1


  • eng