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313.630.01 Economic Evaluation I

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • W F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Greg Delissovoy
Course Instructor:

The first in a three course sequence, students secure a solid foundation in economic evaluation and specifically cost-effectiveness analysis. Students construct a basic decision tree, perform a one-way (univariate) sensitivity analysis, and present the results in a tornado diagram

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify the cost-effectiveness paradigm, the cost-effectiveness plane and its use for ranking alternatives in league tables and expansion paths
  2. describe the role of modeling in economic evaluation
  3. identify economic costs and their sources
  4. define basic measures of "effect" (natural units, QALYs, DALYs)
Methods of Assessment:

homework assignments, in-class quizzes, and class participation, the modeling project, and a brief report (up to 1500 words plus references, tables and figures) describing the model and interpreting findings.

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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