Short courses
York Summer Workshops in Health Economic Evaluation

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care
18 - 22 June 2018:  5-day workshop

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.

Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting Decision Makers' Requirements
25 - 29 June 2018:  5-day workshop

The 5-day 'Advanced' Workshop deals with advanced methods in cost-effectiveness analysis for pharmaceuticals and other health care technologies. It is structured around the analytical steps required to develop economic analyses to inform decision makers such as reimbursement agencies, hospital managers and formulary committees. Although many examples relate to medical technologies (e.g. drugs, devices and diagnostics), the principles extend to other types of intervention like public health. Recent developments in the field are covered, including those relating to evidence synthesis, uncertainty and value of information analysis. In addition to presentations, the workshop includes a series of exercises focusing on the development and analysis of a decision model, and includes computer-based work. 

Outcomes Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment
2 - 4 July 2018:  3-day workshop

Revised and updated in 2014, the 3-day 'Outcomes' workshop includes new material linked directly to the needs of organisations, such as the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which make decisions about health care delivery and funding. The workshop covers the key principles of outcomes measurement and valuation as well as their practical implementation in health technology assessment. It focusses on the design, construction and application of a range of approaches to measuring and valuing health outcomes. The approaches considered include methods used in healthcare economic evaluation, such as quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) based on preference-based generic measures (e.g. EQ-5D, HUI); approaches used to ‘map’ from clinical and disease-specific outcomes to generic measures; and direct elicitation of preferences. The use of discrete choice experiments and subjective well-being is also considered.

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