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Gaceta Sanitaria

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MUNOZ, Celia et al. A return on investment tool in tobacco control: what do stakeholders think?. Gac Sanit [online]. 2016, vol.30, n.2, pp.121-125. ISSN 0213-9111.

Introduction: The European EQUIPT study will co-create a return on investment tool in several countries, aiming to provide decision makers with information and justification on the returns that can be generated by investing in tobacco control. This study aimed to identify the needs of potential users in Spain in order to provide information on the transferability of the tool. Methods: Telephone interviews with stakeholders were conducted including questions about the implementation of the tool, intended use and tobacco control interventions. Results: Implementing the tool could provide added value to the information used in decision-making to advocate for cost-effective policies. The main drawback would be the training and time needed to learn how the tool works and for internal calculations. Conclusion: Knowledge and ideas from potential users collected in this study could inform the EQUIPT Tool adaptation. Thus, stakeholders could have an instrument that assists them on making healthcare decisions.

Keywords : Tobacco; Smoking; Health policy; Health care economics and organizations; Program evaluation; Comparative effectiveness research.

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