Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Lecturer(s): Dr. David Meads, Dr. Peter Hall, Dr. Dan Howdon, Dr. Bethany Shinkins Location: Lucerne ECTS: 3
The course will introduce the concepts of health technology assessment (HTA) and economic evaluations in health covering the history of their development and rationale for their use. The use of HTA for policymaking and reimbursement will be covered and we will discuss alternative frameworks for economic evaluation. A focus will be placed on cost-utility analyses and cover both trial-based and model-based analyses, including decision tree and Markov models. The outputs of economic evaluations will be discussed and we will cover the importance of uncertainty and how to assess this in sensitivity analyses. There will be hands-on exercises through-out the course to enable students to try out modeling in Excel and to generate results. Finally, the course will also cover emerging fields in HTA such as the use of real-world evidence and key debates such as: should we include spillover effects in economic evaluations? how much should we be willing to pay for health gain (and how should we determine this)?
Local Coordinator: Stefan Boes
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