26101 Health Economics and Evaluation6cp
New healthcare technologies provide opportunities to improve health outcomes but may place additional pressure on available healthcare resources. One of the key challenges for health systems is to ensure that new health technologies offer value for money. It is therefore crucial that a future workforce develop a deep understanding of the healthcare system and the way health care is financed, purchased and provided. As such, there is a high need to develop workforce skills to evaluate and optimise the utilisation of technologies in healthcare systems. This subject provides students with an understanding of the economics of health and health care, and enables them to apply analytical economics skills to problems of resource allocation in the health system. Furthermore, it provides students with a critical understanding of the principles, techniques and real-world application of health technology assessment, clinical evidence synthesis, patient outcomes and economic modelling.
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