Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation
A one-day course designed to provide a basic understanding of health economic evaluation
- 17 OCTOBER 2013 - places available
- 18 OCTOBER 2013 - places available
This course is the starting point for anyone involved in the healthcare sector or in health services who needs to be introduced to the language of economics and economic evaluation. It explains how economists evaluate the costs and benefits of health interventions, and how health economics is used by decision makers in the health services and in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries.
The course is offered regularly at the University of Oxford for a UK-based audience, but its content is applicable to healthcare world wide. Read comments from previous participants.
No previous knowledge of economics is required, but for those who do have some general knowledge of health economics, or economic evaluation, it will serve as an introduction to the course on applied methods of cost-effectiveness analysis.
- To introduce key health economic concepts
- To give an understanding of the design, conduct and analysis of economic evaluation in healthcare.
This is a one-day course starting at 9.00 am and finishing at 5.00 pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
The language of the course is English.
It is divided into four sessions, each lasting approximately 1½ hours. Practical exercises reinforce the presentations. Participants receive a complete copy of the material presented.
- Session 1: Introduction to key health economic concepts.
- Session 2: Measuring outcomes.
- Session 3: Measuring costs.
- Session 4: Interpreting and using cost-effectiveness analysis in decision making.