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Health Economics Summer School 2007


Part A

Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs: Current Concepts

Monday 11:00- Tuesday 12:30

Introduction to the methods of economic evaluation in health care

nternational context: health care systems and reforms; principles of economic thinking; theory and practice of cost analysis;  cost-effectiveness analysis; Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALYs); quantifying quality of life and expected utility theory; exercise "utility measurement"; decision analytic models for economic evaluation;  sensitivity analyses to capture uncertainty,  including  cost-effectiveness  acceptability curves;  overview of international guidelines for health economic evaluation.

Part B

Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs:
International Experience and Controversies

Tuesday 14:00 - Friday 14:00

Advanced topics and international practices related to the use of economic evaluation to inform health care policy

Economic theory, biomedical ethics and health economic evaluations; international overview of health technology assessments including economic evaluation;  experience in Australia (PBAC), Canada (CADTH), England (NICE), and Sweden (LNF); managed care and cost-effectiveness analysis in the United States; IQWiG in Germany; using economic evaluations for pricing and reimbursement decisions; reforming the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) and "value-based pricing" in the UK; stakeholder expectations; NICE as an international role model?

The Health Economics Summer School was offered by the Institute for Innovation & Valuation in Health Care in cooperation with the University  of Heidelberg  (Department for Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty).