Sandra Hollinghurst (course organiser), Fran Carroll, Chris Hine, Will Hollingworth, Melissa Ke, Elsa Marques, Sian Noble, Malcolm Price, Rod Taylor, Jo Thorn.
21 - 23 November 2012
To provide a thorough introduction to the theory and practice of economic evaluation in health care.
Teaching will comprise a mix of lectures, group discussions and practical assignments.
clinicians, public health specialists and researchers who are, or will be, involved in research projects that evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health care. The course will also be useful for professionals who would like a better understanding of the quality and clinical practice implications of economic evaluations published in the medical literature.No previous experience or knowledge of economics is required however experience of using Microsoft Excel is useful for some practical sessions.
The course will run for three full days. About a quarter of the time will be used for practical work and there will be ample opportunity for course participants to discuss and develop planned and ongoing research topics.
There is no required pre-course reading. However, those with limited experience of economic evaluations and/or modelling in healthcare may find the following references useful.
Raftery. Economic evaluation: an introduction. 1998 Mar 28;316(7136):1013-4.
Byford & Raftery. Perspectives in economic evaluation. BMJ. 1998 May 16;316(7143):1529-30.
Palmer & Torgerson. Definitions of efficiency. BMJ 1999;318:1136-1136 (24 April).
Palmer, Byford & Raftery. Types of economic evaluation. BMJ. 1999;318:1349-1349 (15 May).
Torgerson & Raftery. Measuring outcomes in economic evaluations. BMJ. 1999;318:1413.
Palmer & Raftery. Opportunity Costs. BMJ. 1999;318:1551-1552 (5 June).
Torgerson & Raftery. Discounting. BMJ. 1999;319:914-915 (2 October).
Briggs & Gray. Using Cost-Effectiveness Information. BMJ. 2000;320:246-246 (22 January).
Raftery. Costing in economic evaluation. BMJ. 2000;320:1597 ( 10 June).
Siebert U: When should decision-analytic modelling be used in the economic evaluation of health care? Eur.J.Health Econ. 2003: 4: 143-150
uation of health care? Eur.J.Health Econ. 2003: 4: 143-150
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