Topic: Asthma in children and adolescences in Brazil
The opportunity to research a particular country’s healthcare system will facilitate
understanding of the interdependent relationship between economics, health care and
public health. You can begin to get an understanding of the way a country perceives
health and well-being by examining the areas to which resources are allocated, how
efficiently they are managed, and how effective they are in terms of health care
Select a public health system in a country of your choosing (other than your own).
Part A: Group Presentation
In a small group of 3 to 4 students prepare your presentation, discuss the following issues:
3. Explain what cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis are and how
they could be used to assist with resource allocation in relation to analysing the
health system (you are not expected to perform the analysis, but you are
required to understand these key concepts and say how you might go about the
analysis). Additionally, describe a potential health system reform you could
implement in your chosen country to improve weaknesses in the system.