WHO Guide to Identifying the Economic Consequences of Disease and Injury

Department of Health Systems Financing Health Systems and Services
World Health Organization - Geneva, Switzerland, 2009

“……Distinct from but complementary to clinical or epidemiological approaches to disease burden assessment, analysis of the economic impact of ill-health can address a number of policy questions concerning the consequences of disease or injury. Some of these questions relate to the microeconomic level of households, firms or government – such as the impact of ill-health on a household’s income or a firm’s profits – while others relate to the macroeconomic level, including the aggregate impact of a disease on a country’s current gross domestic product or its future growth prospects