Finite public resources coupled with an increasing demand for health care means that decisions must be made about how to most efficiently allocate the scarce health care budget. This requires information about costs and benefits of health care. Health economists have developed techniques that can provide values for health care benefits. A technique that is increasingly used for this purpose is the discrete choice experiment (DCE) method.
Information on events hosted by the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) as well as by national and international health economics organizations and associations.
In health economics the use of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) to elicit patient, physician, and public preferences is increasing. If you can define your research/policy questions in terms of attributes or characteristics of a healthcare good or service, then DCEs may be able to help you. Are you interested in what factors (attributes) are important in the delivery of health services and policies; how individuals trade across these attributes (how much of one attribute are they willing to give up to have improvements in other attributes); what is the probability of uptake of a new service with defined attribute levels?
The NOAHE Health Economics and Outcomes Research Student-led Seminars are presented by the Network of Alberta Health Economists in collaboration with the University of Alberta School of Public Health Journal Club.
Please join us for a free 3-day intensive course, “Introduction to Applied Health Economic Modelling,” covers introductory applications of cost-effectiveness analysis for resource allocation decisions, sensitivity analysis, economic modelling for cost-effective analysis (Markov Models), and decision uncertainty (re: the cost of doing nothing).
The Alberta Health Economics Study Group (AHESG) aims to bring together Alberta based health economists for a day of lively discussion about current research and will provide an opportunity for networking. The objective of AHESG meetings is to promote a study group atmosphere despite large numbers. All papers are pre-circulated and discussed in 45 minute-long sessions using discussants rather than author presentations. This session will focus on the research of students and trainees and will be a great opportunity to get feedback on early draft papers. The AHESG welcomes people from all backgrounds with an interest in Health Economics.