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26101 Health Economics and Evaluation




This subject provides students with an understanding of the economics of health and health care, and enables them to apply economics skills to problems of resource allocation in the health system. It provides students with the skills to apply economics techniques to problems of efficiency in healthcare funding, market failure, policy development and analysis, and economic evaluation. The subject covers key economic issues, including economic principles for analysing healthcare markets, examining health systems' characteristics and performance, and evaluation techniques such as cost-effectiveness analysis. Students obtain a critical understanding of the principles, techniques and real-world application of health technology assessment, including clinical evidence synthesis, patient outcomes and economic assessment for the introduction of new healthcare technologies.

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