Demand for healthcare is increasing in Australia and globally, driven by ageing populations and increased prevalence of chronic disease. For health systems to remain sustainable into the future, it is critical that resources are allocated efficiently and equitably, in order to maximise the positive health outcomes at the population level.
Cost-effectiveness analysis is a widely used method for informing resource allocation decisions in health care. It involves the assessment of health benefits relative to the costs required to achieve these benefits. This allows for an objective, explicit and transparent means of comparing value for money across two or more alternative courses of action.
This three-day short course will provide participants with an understanding of the cost-effectiveness analysis framework, including how health care costs and outcomes can be measured and valued. The focus will be on modelled analyses, with different types of health economic models being presented. The course will provide participants with practical skills in building and analysing cost-effectiveness models that can subsequently be applied in their own settings.
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The course is highly practical and will involve participants working through a series of exercises in Microsoft Excel. Basic Excel skills are considered a prerequisite for this course. Experienced tutors will be available to provide assistance with the practical exercises as required.
This short course is proudly delivered by The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI)
Who should participate?
Policy makers, clinicians, researchers, managers, and others making or informing decisions around health care resource allocation. Academics and students in the field of health economics will also benefit from this course.
Basic skills in Microsoft Excel are required for this course.
The main things you should be able to understand are:
- Writing basic formulae
- Cell references – the difference between relative and absolute cell references
- Creating charts (specifically scatter plots) and adding to charts
The Excel training menu is suggested for participants who haven’t used Excel much before liked the chart and formulas & functions sections – click on the applicable icons on that menu page.
We also recommend this link so participants can learn the difference between relative and absolute cell references, which will be useful when entering some of the formulas.