Economic analysis of health care interventions
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the training activity, the student should have acquired knowledge and skills regarding the Economic Analysis of Health Care Activities in the following terms:
• Ability to select and apply the main methodologies for the economic evaluation of the health care programmes.
• Know and understand different types of health costs.
• Know the key elements in the development of the new drugs and new healthcare technologies, including del pricing and commercialization phase.
• Identify and critically analyse literature evidences.
Course contents summary
Health economics basics. Main economic analysis methods in health care: cost-effectiveness, cost-utility analysis, budget impact and cost minimization techniques. Principles of outcome research, epidemiology and cost assessment in health care. Basics of drug development and pricing in the pharmaceutical industry. Importance and use of health economics in drug assessment and patients' access to treatment, in most common Healthcare Systems.
• Why Health Economics
• The demand for health and different healthcare systems.
• Evolution of health-care expenditure and future prospects.
• Pharmaceutical market and regulatory policy.
• Health economics principles.
• Health-care costs.
• Main health economics methods: cost minimization and budget impact analysis, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility.
• ICER and QALY
• Drug epidemiology.
• Interventional and observational clinical studies and how to collect data for economic evaluations.
• The research and the critical evaluation of the evidence in literature.
• Clinical research and new drug/ new technologies development.
• Drug commercialization and pricing
• Role of health economics in healthcare technologies assessment and in patients' access to treatment
Drummond, O'Brien, Stoddart, Torrance. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes
Oral frontal Lessons and Exercises
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course through evaluation of learning provides a written test structured in 5 closed multiple choice questions evaluated with a scale of 0-30. Each question involves the acquisition of 6/30 in the case of an exact reply, in the case of a partial reply 3/30 and in the case of a wrong answer or not given 0/30. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, if it is not possible to carry out profit tests in the presence, The tests will be carried out remotely through the sharing of examination questionnaires on the MS Teams platform by the examiner in compliance with the procedures described in the specific guide (http://selma.unipr.it). The results of the exam are published