An introduction to the principles of assessing health technologies’ and services’ economic value—an important element of the justification of funding decisions throughout the health care system.
Health economic evaluation provides a critical basis for assessing the value of health technologies and services. It is increasingly used to inform funding decisions for not only new health technologies but broader services across the entire health care system.
It is also an expected component of most health-related research grant applications, making greater knowledge and experience of health economic evaluation vitally important for researchers.
Dates: March-June 2018 (midyear break)
The 4th International Health Care Reform Conference will again bring together health care organisations, policy makers, consumers, researchers and clinicians from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Asia Pacific and North America, to continue the reform platform for health care globally, and to further develop our international network for future growth.Find out more »
Introduction to health economic evaluation This course will introduce attendees to key concepts used in the economic evaluation of health care interventions and programs, and how this information can inform policy decisions. Attendees will learn: Introduction: What is economic evaluation, why we do it and how is it used in policy. The importance of opportunity cost and choice of comparator. Differences in the types of economic evaluations that can be conducted, including strengths and weaknesses. What and who is involved inFind out more »
The Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA) is pleased to announce the 8th National Health Reform Summit, 'Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability'. AHCRA invites participation from its members and other organisations, professionals and consumers interested in a more equitable health system. The theme of the 2018 Summit is ‘Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability’ and the program will include sessions on health funding, social determinants, future directions in health policy and a soapbox session for participants. The Summit will also provide the opportunity for participantsFind out more »
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A one-day short course aiming to provide participants an understanding of how economic analysis can be used to evaluate health programs and aid decision making. Participants will be provided an introduction to the application of economic evaluation methods in health. No previous knowledge is required. The course will consist of short lectures, case studies and practical exercises and is designed for policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers and others working in the health sector. More information http://go.unimelb.edu.au/eyx6Find out more »
A one-day course providing an overview of economic evaluation alongside randomised controlled trials and other studies, with a particular focus on the design and practical aspects. A combination of lectures and practical exercises will be used and the program will end with a workshop of selected case studies. The course is designed for researchers undertaking trials, investigators, managers and other involved in clinical studies.Find out more »
This workshop provides a forum for the development and dissemination of applications of econometrics and other quantitative approaches in health economics. The workshop will follow the format of the long-running European workshops on Econometrics and Health Economics. A selection of papers from the workshop will be published in a special issue of Health Economics.Find out more »
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A three-day intensive computer based course in methods for health economic evaluation. The course covers study design principles, techniques for analysing costs and outcomes and an introduction to decision models. Each module is re-enforced by exercises in Excel, TreeAge Pro and STATA. Participants should be familiar with basic statistics and Microsoft Excel. It is designed for those engaged in undertaking cost-effectiveness analysis and resource allocation decision-making. More information http://go.unimelb.edu.au/be3aFind out more »