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Introduction to key health economic concepts

  • What is economics?
  • Types of economic evaluation
  • Explaining time preference
  • Introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis

Measuring outcomes

  • Introducing measures of health status
  • Techniques used to value health states
  • Using multi-attribute utility scales
  • Calculating Quality Adjusted Life Years analysis

Measuring costs

  • Defining costs
  • Measuring and valuing resource use
  • Which costs should be included?
  • Calculating and comparing costs analysis

Interpreting and using cost-effectiveness analysis in decision making

  • Incremental analysis
  • Decision rules
  • Priority setting
  • Uncertainty analysis