Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode EBM196A05
Vaknaam Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
Leerdoelen After completion of this course in economic evaluation in healthcare students will be able to:
1. Explain the rationale and theoretical background behind economic evaluation in healthcare
2. Distinguish different approaches towards economic evaluation from different disciplines and are able to categorize proposed methods according to these approaches
3. Describe and apply clinical outcome measures as reported in clinical studies
4. Describe and apply methods for measuring quality of life for use in economic evaluation
5. Describe and apply methods for measuring and valuing resource use in healthcare
6. Assess the validity and quality of economic evaluations, both trial-based and model-based, in their relationship to health economic decision making
7. Critically assess the difference between the perspectives from which an economic evaluation can be viewed.
Omschrijving Policy makers have to decide whether to include new evidence-based technology in the basic insured package. Economic Evaluation in Healthcare is supportive to these policy makers. This course offers economic perspectives on innovations in healthcare. Patients who need care expect that this care is available in order to prevent, cure or alleviate symptoms. In addition, patients expect that the price of care is related to the expected health outcomes. The rising healthcare costs due to new technological possibilities may jeopardize the needs in other public sectors such as the education, culture, safety and defence sectors. In a context of uncertainty and scarcity, there is a high need for decision making based on valid information about health gain and costs. A course about Economic Evaluation in Healthcare provides students contemporary insights about improving the decision making on new healthcare technologies.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm >gastcollege ,  >hoorcollege ,  >werkcollege
Toetsvorm >groepsopdracht,  >schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. E. Buskens
Docent(en) prof. dr. E. Buskens ,dr. T.L. Feenstra ,dr. H. Groen ,dr. P.F.M. Krabbe ,prof. dr. M.J. Postma ,dr. D. Postmus ,dr. A.D.I. van Asselt ,dr. K.M. Vermeulen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes*, 4th edition, Oxford Drummond, M.F. ca. €  45,00
Entreevoorwaarden MSc BA Health, Msc Economics, Msc Finance
Opmerkingen Coordinator: e.buskens@rug.nl
Secretary: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl, Duisenberg Building 5411.0634, +31(0)50 36 37020
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Health  (basisprogramma MSc BA Health) 1 semester II a verplicht
MSc Economics  (keuzevakken B MSc Economics) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester II a keuze