Cost-benefit ratio

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Cost-benefit ratio

The net present value of an investment divided by the investment's initial cost. Also called the profitability index.

Cost-Benefit Ratio

A ratio of whether or not and how much profit will result from an investment. It is calculated by taking the net present value of expected future cash flows from the investment and dividing by the investment's original cost. A ratio above one indicates that the investment will be profitable while a ratio below one means that it will not. A cost-benefit ratio is also called a profitability index.
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The immense cost and training implications of such a policy would have to be weighed against the cost-benefit ratios of other interventions, like education, condom usage, and HPV vaccination.
overlooked, and improve the cost-benefit ratios of their products.
The book explores in detail the psychology of risk assessment and management at the individual and social levels, and the specific preparatory activities that are modulated by people's interpretation of risk and cost-benefit ratios. After elucidating reasons that communities are often underprepared, including prevalent cognitive biases, suggestions are given for spurring action to prepare more effectively.
Clinical protocols could be established by which just those drugs with the best cost-benefit ratio would be reimbursed as the first step in treatment, and reimbursement for other drugs with less favorable cost-benefit ratios would only occur upon failure or intolerance of first-choice ones.
Gains in market value will also benefit from trends favoring higher performing fluoropolymer resins as end-users seek better cost-benefit ratios. These and other trends are presented in "Fluoropolymers," a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc.
Gains in market value will also benefit from trends favoring higher performing fluoropolymer resins as end-users seek better cost-benefit ratios. These and other trends are presented in Fluoropolymers, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.
The cost-benefit ratios have been moving out over the past two-and-a-half years since Labour announced this project.
"Meeting long-term financing needs instruments with better matching maturity should help improve cost-benefit ratios of our investments and allow better management of risks, the GSDP official said.
"I saw Tony Blair on six occasions and each time he sanctioned the project, but we always came up against Treasury Ministers and their cost-benefit ratios. They seem to have labyrinthine influence."
This natural consequence of years of zero-sum budgeting and maximization of cost-benefit ratios is not surprising.
We compared the economic outcomes of each of the 5 strategies with nonintervention, estimated stockpiling costs, and calculated cost-benefit ratios. Based on the historic incidence of 3 influenza pandemics over the last century, we adjusted all cost-benefit outcomes for a conservatively estimated probability of 3 pandemics every 100 years and applied a wide range of estimates for sensitivity analyses (online Appendix 1).