Economic Modelling Techniques for the NHS & Public Health Training Day, University of York
As the demand for health and care services grows and finances become more constrained, there is an increasing need for economic evaluation in the public sector. NHS, social care and public health organisations are expected to be able to economically justify any changes in care pathways they propose and there are concerns not only around cost-effectiveness but also the affordability of new initiatives.
Many public sector bodies are under pressure to achieve efficiency and productivity savings in order to balance budgets. They are seeking innovations that will reduce cost pressures and they need to understand the impact of changes in different sectors, including primary, community and social care as well as acute care. There is a focus on primary and secondary prevention approaches in public health to try to reduce demand across the health and social care sector and organisations are keen to understand the initiatives that will provide the greatest value for money.
This one-day training course will provide an understanding of the principles of public health economics and economic modelling. It will focus on some of the methods and techniques used to express economic information in ways that are useful to decision makers in the public sector.
Economic Modelling Techniques for the NHS & Public Health topics discussed:
- Why do we need economic evaluation in the NHS healthcare system?;
- Care pathways: who pays for ‘costs’ and why does that matter?;
- How do we measure benefits?;
- Economic modelling methods: Decision trees, Markov models and patient simulations;
- Collecting and generating evidence for public health economic models;
- NHS decision making – cost-effectiveness, affordability and return on investment;
- Dealing with uncertainty.
Who should attend?
- The course would be of benefit to those working in the NHS and public sector.
YHEC Training Expertise
YHEC offers a range of training courses in health economics topics including economic modelling, evidence retrieval and information skills www.yhec.co.uk/training.
Our regular training programme offers courses in York in well-equipped rooms and computer classrooms. All of our courses have limited delegate places available to ensure that sessions permit discussion and interaction within the group. We can also offer these courses and bespoke courses at your own site.
Other Health Economics Training at York
YHEC courses are generally introductory. Five-day expert workshops, distance learning and MSc courses in health economics are offered by health economists at the Centre for Health Economics and the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York.