WEBINARS

A CRASH COURSE IN CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF ECONOMIC EVALUATIONS FOR DECISION MAKERS AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCHERS

Presented by Dr. Kednapa Thavorn (click here for bio)
Date: to be determined

Economic evaluation is defined as ”the comparative analysis of alternative courses of action in terms of both their costs and their consequences” (Drummond, 2015). There is evidence that the methodological quality of economic evaluations varies widely and that future studies would potentially benefit from improved quality assurance mechanisms. Several checklists have been developed to guide critical appraisal of economic evaluation studies. While no checklists have been formally validated, the Drummond checklist (Drummond, 2015) is one the most commonly used tool for assessment of methodological quality of economic evaluations.

Use of this checklist can be supplemented by referring to a published hierarchy of data sources which sets out the sources of data that are recognized as the best available sources to inform each parameter in an economic model, modeling good research practices, and health economic evaluation reporting standards.

This webinar will introduce health economic evaluation concepts and critical appraisal tools for the methodological and reporting quality of health economic evaluation studies.

Objectives:

  • To familiarize attendees with the key concepts of health economic evaluation.
  • To provide an overview of health economic evaluation quality appraisal instruments (Drummond, ISPOR/SMDM modeling good research practices and CHEERS)
  • To illustrate effective ways to communicate the results of the methodological quality assessment of economic evaluation studies

Requirements: Prior knowledge: A general understanding of economic evaluations.

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