January 20, 2010
Economic Evaluations and Economic Evidence in Healthcare: Finding Information to Inform Technology Assessments and Economic Models
Location: University of York, York, UK
Date: 20 January 2010
Health economics information is a key element in much health services research and particularly in health technology assessments. Identifying economic evidence to inform such research can involve searches in a range of databases and using a variety of strategies. This study day will include a ‘jargon buster’ session on the basics of health economics and economic models. It will also feature presentations about key economics information resources including NHS EED, Health Economic Evaluations Database (HEED) and the CEA Registry, and explorations of options for searching to identify data for economic models. There will be opportunities for hands-on practice.
The study day presenters will be Matthew Taylor, Julie Glanville, Pauline Howarth and Nigel Thompson.
Matthew Taylor is a Senior Health Economics Consultant at York Health Economics Consortium with a Ph.D. in health outcomes research, who specialises in pharmacoeconomic modelling. Julie Glanville is Project Director - Information Services at York Health Economics Consortium and has published widely on searching for evidence and was until recently the manager of the NHS EED database. Pauline Howarth works for the publishers Wiley-Blackwell who publish HEED. Pauline is the Managing Editor of HEED and Nigel is an experienced Wiley trainer.
By the end of the training day, participants will have:
- An awareness of the basic concepts of health economics and economic models;
- An understanding of the content and approaches of selected key health economics resources;
- An awareness of the search options available to access these resources;
- Experience of searching the resources.
Who should attend?
This study day would be of interest to information professionals and researchers seeking more insight into the sources of health economics information and its uses.
For further details: http://php.york.ac.uk/inst/yhec/?q=content/finding-info
Project Director - Information Services
York Health Economics Consortium Ltd
University of York
YORK YO10 5NH
Tel: 01904 434832 (Direct) 433620 (General)
Fax: 01904 433628