Economic Evaluation in Healthcare: An Introduction
|Starts:||10:00 18 May 2020|
|Ends:||13:00 18 May 2020|
|What is it:||Course|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
Due to the current Coronavirus situation our face to face CPD session has been converted into online webinar.
The demand for healthcare is rising all the time for many reasons, and generally outstrips supply. This scarcity means uncomfortable choices have to be made about how to allocate resources to health care programmes. One response to this scarcity is to treat patients on a first-come first-served basis until the money runs out. This mechanism is used, but is not planned, and may not be a socially beneficial use of limited healthcare resources. Economic evaluation provides a framework for allocating resources so the efficiency of health systems can be improved and maximal benefit obtained from the resources available. This short course gives an overview of basic concepts to understand why economic evaluation is needed and key frameworks and methods.
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