Australia New Zealand Health Intervention League Table (ANZ-HILT)

Project Details

In collaboration with BODE3, University of Otago, we have assembled 100s of Australasian evaluations of public health intervention impacts on health gains (in quality/disability/health adjusted life years), health system costs and cost-effectiveness.

Australasia is unique internationally with 100s of evaluations now conducted using Assessing Cost Effectiveness (ACE) and BODE3 methods that are highly comparable. ANZ-HILT allows researchers and policy-makers to compare intervention impacts onto health gains and costs, answering questions like “How much different are the health gains for a tobacco tax compared to tobacco outlet reduction?”.  Comparisons of health gains and costs are adjusted for population size, and costs for inflation and purchasing power parity.

The league table has proved a useful starting point for discussions with all of health professionals, researchers and policy makers – few people have much quantitative understanding of the relative magnitude of health impacts of a salt tax versus dietary counselling, or smart phone apps for quitting versus a colorectal cancer screening programme.  Yet this is exactly the information we expect prioritization of policy and research to be based upon.

Going forward, we aim to extend this league table in the following ways:

  • adding new Australian and NZ interventions
  • including comparable evaluations from other countries, such as the UK
  • adding new outputs for evaluations, such as:
    • productivity costs
    • health gains and costs in the first 10, and 10 to 20 years, after intervention commencement.




  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand

Research Group

Population Interventions

Faculty Research Themes

School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health, Data science, health metrics and disease modeling

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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