Evaluating Public Health Interventions using Economic and Epidemiologic Methods Short Course
Corner of Tin Alley and Professors Walk
This one-day short course provides an overview of how cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses can be used to evaluate public sector inventions, including screening and prevention programs, and ways to improve access to health care.
Presenters will use epidemiological and economic methods to demonstrate how benefits and costs can be quantified. Key concepts covered include:
• Valuing outcomes using disability and quality adjusted life years (DALYs and QALYs) and willingness to pay (WTP)
• How time preference can impact on an evaluation
• Quantify outcomes using Markov models, life tables and simulation models
The course will include several case examples such as raising tobacco taxes and provide an illustration of how cost-benefit-analysis can be used to evaluate ways to improve access to health services (e.g. providing mobile mammographic screening services in rural areas of Australia).