Economic evaluation is widely used to assess many new health care interventions and technologies and is routinely used to allocate scarce health care resources.
The purpose of this course run by the Health Economics Unit within the Centre for Health Policy is to familiarise participants with the methods and techniques that are currently routinely used in evaluations with an emphasis on cost- effectiveness analysis. The course will cover the common steps in an evaluation, from methods for collecting cost and outcome data to analysing, reporting and interpreting the final results.
Who is this course designed for?
The course is designed for those who are or will be engaged in undertaking cost-effectiveness analysis, or for those who need a more detailed understanding of the current methods of health economic evaluation to assist in using the evidence from economic evaluations to inform resource allocation decisions. This will include researchers, consultants and those assessing economic evaluations from public, commercial and academic organisations.
There are no formal prerequisites, but participants should have an appreciation of the concepts of health economic evaluation and should be familiar with introductory statistics and Microsoft Excel. The course will be ‘hands-on’, and participants will be expected to bring a laptop computer (and mouse) with Microsoft Excel for use throughout the course. All other software will be supplied as part of the course materials. If you wish to discuss your suitability for this course, or make special arrangements to hire a laptop, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next course will be held on the 22nd to 24th May 2018.