Return on investment is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of a project or to compare the efficiency of a number of different projects. ROI measures the amount of return on a project relative to its cost. To calculate ROI, the return (net benefit: benefit minus cost) of a project is divided by the cost of the project, with the result expressed as a percentage. The requirement of benefit to be expressed in money terms is the main reason that ROI (or cost-benefit analysis) is not used extensively in health technology assessment, however it is used in other contexts such as planning large capital investments (new hospitals, units or services).
How to cite: Return on Investment [online]. (2016). York; York Health Economics Consortium; 2016. https://yhec.co.uk/glossary/return-on-investment/