Dr. Richéal Burns, University of Oxford
Dr. Apostolos Tsiachristas, Universtiy of Oxford
Description of Workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to educate attendees with little or no knowledge of health economics about the fundamental concepts, principles and methods of economic evaluation relevant to healthcare decision-making. Through lectures, case studies, group exercises and open discussion, the workshop will give a balanced introduction to the theoretical concepts and practical applications from a multidisciplinary perspective. The case studies will be based on recently published economic evaluations: the economic evaluation in the STRATEGIC trial on cervical screening and the economic evaluation in the International Carotid Stenting trial.
There will be plenty of time for discussion and interaction and the workshop will close with an open discussion on the concerns of individual attendees with respect to their experience or perception of incorporating health economics in clinical trials. This discussion will provide a platform for summarising the content of the session and also aid in more in-depth understanding of the practical applications of health economic evaluation alongside clinical trials.
Attendees will gain a competent understanding of the terminology and relevance of the different aspects of health economic evaluation as well as appreciate why economic evaluation alongside clinical trials has become a necessity. Finally, attendees will become familiar with the basic methods and application of economic evaluation in healthcare and will be introduced to the key principals of interpreting results.
This session is aimed at all those involved in clinical trials. Prior knowledge of health economic evaluation is welcome but not required.