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The origins of health economic evaluation: What can we learn from history?

Philip Clarke, Professor of Health Economics and Director of HERC, University of Oxford gave an invited seminar at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) University of York, on Thursday 7 February. 

This seminar provides a broad overview of the development of economic methods for evaluating public health and medical interventions prior to the 1970s.

The seminar will identify commonalities in the problems and methods of evaluation, as well as early attempts to use economic evaluation for policy analysis in the UK. It will end with a list of five classic papers all health economists should read to appreciate the history of their discipline.

Further information can be found here 

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