Introduction to Effectiveness, Patient Preferences, and Utilities
Josephine Jacobs, PhD, MSc
Seminar date: 3/11/2020
Description: Cost-effectiveness analysis measures the benefit or health outcome of an intervention in natural units (like a flu episode avoided) or in the quality-of-life improvement, defined by the quality-adjusted life year or QALY. This class will provide an introduction to the concepts of QALYs and preference measurement and will include a description of the most common techniques used for measuring QALYs in economic evaluations.
Target audience: This course is primarily designed for researchers who would like an introduction to methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and budget impact analysis as applied to health services and medicine.