The Health Intervention Cost Calculator (HIIC) is a tool to harness the scientific and public health potential of simulation modelling. Through the HIIC interface, we enable public and policymakers to explore and visualise results from our advanced proportional multistate lifetable (PMSLT) simulation modelling.

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Future directions

The HIIC is currently launched as a prototype, and allows users to specify hypothetical public health interventions and then outputs the expected: gains in health-adjusted life years, changes in health expenditure, and gains in workforce income (i.e. productivity).

Future iterations of HIIC will allow the user to input changes in risk factors arising from an intervention (e.g. the percentage point change in tobacco consumption or BMI distribution) and run scenarios for multiple countries. Moreover, future iterations will also include:

  • The ability to input interventions as changes in risk factor distributions, that will then output HALYs gained from all diseases and conditions causally associated with that risk factor.
  • Graphical visualisation and comparisons of your intervention with ‘real’ interventions (by linking to ANZ-HILT) so you can understand what ballpark of population impact you are in.