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HERC Cost Effectiveness Analysis Course

Introduction to Effectiveness, Patient Preferences, and Utilities

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by Patsi Sinnott, PhD
Seminar date: 5/14/2014

Description: Cost-effectiveness analysis measures the benefit or health outcome of an intervention in natural units (like a flu episode avoided) or in 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 a description of the most common techniques used for measuring QALYs in economic evaluation. Target audience: This seminar is aimed at providing a general, high-level overview of the field.

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