Date(s) - 11/03/2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Course description

This short course will introduce basic ideas of economic evaluation of healthcare interventions. In particular, participants will learn about the different economic evaluation techniques available to assess the costs and benefits of a healthcare intervention along with the measures to present the results of economic evaluations.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the rationale and role of economic evaluation as a tool for resource allocation and priority setting
  • Identify different types of economic evaluations and how these vary by outcomes measured and potential decision-making
  • Understand the principles of moving from measuring health status to calculating QALYs
  • Understand the range of costs that could be measured
  • Presenting results of economic evaluations.

About the trainer

Julia Fox-Rushby is Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s College London. She also leads health economics for the Papworth Trials Unit Collaboration (a collaboration between Papworth Hospital, King’s College London and Cambridge University).