313.631.20 ECONOMIC EVALUATION II
Enables students to understand and apply current methods in the economic evaluation of health interventions. Students design and carry out an economic evaluation. Analytic topics covered include the role of decision analysis in economic evaluation - students are introduced to, and extensively use, the TreeAge software; the principles and practices of measuring and analyzing costs; and estimating QALYs and DALYs. Also introduces students to a range of techniques for presenting data on costs and effects together such as sensitivity analysis and league tables. Finally, introduces students to a critique of the value of economic evaluation in health care decision-making.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
identify the key features of different types of economic evaluation and explain when each type of evaluation is most appropriately used
assess the relevance and value of economic evaluation for health policy and planning
carry out an illustrative economic evaluation designed to guide the investment decisions of planners in developing health policy
313.630 or 313.790.81 are strongly recommended