Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care – short course in health economics – 18-22 June 2018

  • Focus:
    Health economic evaluation
  • For Inquires Call:
    Vanessa King, York Summer Workshops Coordinator
  • Contact:
    irss82@york.ac.uk
  • Expertise:
    Health Policy, Reform, Delivery
Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care – short course in health economics – 18-22 June 2018
Listing Overview

The 5-day ‘Foundations’ Workshop includes comprehensive coverage of all key issues in the methods and practice of economic evaluation. It is designed for those, new to the field, wishing to appreciate and appraise studies done by others, or requiring a foundation for more advanced study. It includes discussion of the main design features of studies, such as costing methods, health state preference valuation, integrating economic analysis with clinical trials and modelling approaches. Also, given the increasing demands for studies by health care decision makers, such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK, there is in-depth discussion of official requirements and the perspectives of decision makers. The wide range of countries and work backgrounds represented among the participants provides an opportunity to learn from a wide range of experiences.

The majority of the lectures are given by Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher. In addition there are a number of tutored practical group exercises, which provide the opportunity to learn by ‘doing’. The Foundations Workshop fee includes a complimentary copy of the brand new 4th edition of the best-selling textbook ‘Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes’ by Michael Drummond, Mark Sculpher and others.

Programme (may be subject to change)
Day 1

8.45am – 9.30am: Workshop registration
9.30am – 12.30pm:
Introduction to the basic methods of economic evaluation
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm – 5.00pm:
Theoretical foundations of economic evaluation
Guidelines for the conduct of economic evaluation
Exercise: Critical appraisal
Evening Social Event: Welcome Reception at The King\’s Manor, York
Day 2

9.00am – 12.30pm:
Identifying and measuring costs in economic evaluations
Exercise: Costing alternative radiotherapy treatments
Discounting future costs
Measuring and valuing benefits in economic evaluations
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm – 5.00pm:
Utilities, quality-adjusted life-years and willingness-to-pay
Exercise: Utility measurement
Equity, QALYs and social value
Day 3

9.00am – 12.30pm:
Purpose and principles of decision analysis
Decision trees
Exercise: Modelling critical appraisal
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm – 5.00pm:
Markov models in economic evaluation
Exercise: Developing a Markov model
Day 4

9.00am – 12.30pm:
Trial based economic evaluations
Statistical considerations in the analysis of individual patient data
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm – 5.00pm:
Exercise: Analysis of individual patient data in a clinical trial
Evening Social Event: Course Dinner at the Merchant Adventurers\’ Hall, York
Day 5

9.00am – 12.00pm:
Using economic evaluation for pricing and reimbursement decisions
Exercise: Formulary committee: How to get your drug listed
12.00pm -1.00pm: Panel discussion
1.00pm: Lunch and Workshop close
Refreshment times:

Mornings: 10.30 – 11.00am
Afternoons: 3.00 – 3.30pm (with the exception of Day 5)

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