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Making Cents of Economic Evaluations--Parts One and Two, PHO

Online
February 11 and 25, 2016

Prior knowledge

We recommend participants who are new to health economics, but have a basic understanding of the principles of epidemiology. These seminars will be helpful for learning to read and critique economic evaluations rather than for conceptualizing or operationalizing one's own decision model. Participants may include:

  • Program evaluators
  • Health Promoters
  • Epidemiologists
  • Data analysts
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

Making Cents of Economic Evaluations--Part One
February 11, 2016
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Speakers: Man Wah and Allison Meserve

Limited resources in public health make it difficult to determine if a potentially effective program is worth the cost of implementation. Economic evaluations, such as cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA), provide a tool to compare alternative programs. CEAs weigh costs and outcomes to determine the value of these program options . In public health, economic evaluations can be used to justify the existence of a program, the scale-up of a program or the implementation of a new program. In part one of  a two-part webinar, we will discuss the principles and methodology of economic evaluations. Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify the main types of economic evaluations
  • understand how monetary and health outcomes are measured
  • learn elements of a decision model, namely of Markov models
  • interpret CEA results including incremental cost-effectiveness ratios and common sensitivity analyses

In part two we will apply the concepts of health economics from part one to critically appraise a journal article. To learn more about part two, please read the description below.

Register: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/LearningAndDevelopment/Events/Pages...

Making Cents of Economic Evaluations--Part Two
February 25, 2016
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Speakers: Man Wah and Allison Meserve
 
Cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA), provide a tool for the economic evaluation and  comparison of potential public health program options. CEAs weigh costs and outcomes to determine the value of each option.  In public health, economic evaluations can be used to justify the existence of a program, the scale-up of a program or the implementation of a new program.
In part one of this two-part webinar, we discussed the principles and methodology of economic evaluations. In part two, we will apply the concepts of health economics from part one and critically appraise a study. Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify commonly used published appraisal tools in health economics
  • critique an economic evaluation in the field of health promotion

The study to be appraised is: Burn E, Marshall AL, Miller YD, Barnett AG, Fjeldsoe BS, Graves N. The cost-effectiveness of the MobileMums intervention to increase physical activity among mothers with young children: a Markov model informed by a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2015 Apr 29;5(4):e007226.   The study can be found at: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e007226.abstract.
 
To learn more about part one, please see the above description.

Register: http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/LearningAndDevelopment/Events/Pages...

Questions?
 
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