On 22 March, the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy held its first face-to-face course of 2017, with a workshop on Economic Evaluation held by Professor Stephen Morris, Dr Elena Pizzo, Dr Estela Capelas Barbosa, Nishma Patel and Nicholas Swart, all from UCL.
The workshop was oversubscribed, and on the day, we had 28 participants with specialists from a wide range of organisations including GPs, hospitals, public health departments, and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Throughout the day, the tutors guided the delegates through the essential aspects of designing an economic evaluation of a health service or intervention. Session topics included measuring costs, measuring outcomes and measuring cost-effectiveness, with practical exercises to supplement the theory.
Tutors (from left to right): Estela Capelas Barbosa, Elena Pizzo, Stephen Morris and Nick Swart
In the afternoon, delegates discussed in groups the economic evaluations they are planning to carry out, and had the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from across different sectors and organisations. The wealth and range of experience in the room led to many interesting in-depth discussions, and shed light on a variety of issues and perspectives.
Many thanks to all the delegates who attended!
“Very comprehensive course and very high level of subject knowledge in the teaching team”
“Excellent coverage and pace. Assumes a capable audience and provides a stimulating day.”
“Really helpful introduction to concepts and will really help with own project”
We were really pleased to receive positive feedback from participants, and are in the process of planning the next Introduction to Economic Evaluation workshop to be held on 8 November 2017 – details coming soon. Visit our Academy page to find out more about us and our other upcoming workshops.
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