Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health
In a climate of increasing budgetary pressures organisations, both public and private, are required to take into account economic considerations when making decisions. Economic analysis provides information that can strengthen a case for funding and is designed to be directly relevant to policy makers.
This is a one day course run by the Health Economics Unit within the Centre for Health Policy that provides an introduction to the application of cost effectiveness analysis in health. This course is designed for policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers and others working in the health sector with an interest in economic issues. No previous knowledge required. On completion of this course participants should have a better understanding of health priority setting and the application of cost-effectiveness analysis.
Specifically this course will provide participants with understanding of how economic analysis can be used to assist with the evaluation of health programs and how this information can aid decision making. The course will consist of short lectures, case studies and practical class exercises.
For more information, contact University of Melbourne.