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Social Return on Investment: Valuing Health Outcomes or Promoting Economic Values?

Leck, Christopher, Upton, D. and Evans, Nick (2016) Social Return on Investment: Valuing Health Outcomes or Promoting Economic Values? Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (7). pp. 1481-1490. ISSN Print 1359-1053 Online 1461-7277

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Interventions and activities that influence health are often concerned with intangible outcomes that are difficult to value despite their potential significance. Social Return on Investment is an evaluation framework that explores all aspects of change and expresses these in comparable terms. It combines qualitative narratives and quantitative measurements with a financial approach to enable outcomes that can otherwise be overlooked or undervalued to be incorporated appropriately. This article presents Social Return on Investment as an effective tool for supporting the development of a holistic appreciation of how interventions impact on the health and well-being of individuals, communities and societies.

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This is a more recent version of the article which was first published online on November 28, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1359105314557502

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: cost-effectiveness, health psychology, outcomes, values, well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Tanya Buchanan
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 13:19
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:14

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