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Economic Evaluation in Healthcare in Europe - EEHE Working Group

ASPHER Working Group on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare in Europe (EEHE Working Group)

Welcome to the website of our ASPHER Working Group on economic evaluation in healthcare!

During the upcoming free online webinars, we will explore selected economic evaluation topics.

EEHE Webinar Series

Analyses of administrative dental data and public attitudes to dentistry in the UK
Wednesday  15-September-2021 at 14.00-15.30 CEST
Zoom link: https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/j/94599067843

Personalised medicine and HTA: Economic evaluation and reimbursement of personalised medicine interventions
Wednesday  15-December-2021 at 14.00-15.30 CEST
Zoom link: https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/j/94599067843

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and its implementations within the healthcare system of Poland
Wednesday  16-March-2022 at 14.00-15.30 CEST
Zoom link: https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/j/94599067843

Contact: For participation and further information about the EEHE Webinar Series, please contact:
Milena Pavlova, e-mail: m.pavlova@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Other groups activities:

OMI seminar on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

OMI seminar is offered to professionals who want to understand the basics of economic evaluation and its application to health technology assessment and decision making. The following are the dates of the past and upcoming seminars:

Online pre-conference session at the 2021 EUPHA conference

Date:            Wednesday 10-November-2021, 09:00 - 12:40 CET

Organisers:  EUPHA Health technology assessment section, ASPHER and ASPHER Working Group on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare EEHE

Abstract:       Economic evaluation tools are largely accepted as indispensable instruments in the evaluation of healthcare goods, services and system reforms. These tools are of critical importance in decision-making for developing evidence-informed policies pertaining to all aspects of resource allocation. Such tools provide insights on how to improve efficiency and how to protect equity of both healthcare financing and provision. This pre-conference will discuss the above issues.

Weblink:        https://ephconference.eu/pre-conference-317

About the group: The ASPHER Working Group on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare in Europe was launched on 2nd of July, 2019. The ultimate goal of the group is to establish the current status, future needs and good practices in teaching healthcare economic evaluation in Europe. The focus is on both course content and educational approaches, also encompassing the exchange of best practices and know-how. The group activities help to diffuse knowledge on healthcare economic evaluation or public health programmes, including economic evaluation as a core element.

Background: European countries are challenged to assure the sustainability of their health sectors and to safeguard the healthcare service funding and provision. There are no unique solutions given the diversity of the European health systems, country regulations, fiscal capacities, as well as differences in social values. Even so, health economics tools are largely accepted across the countries as indispensable instruments in the evaluation of healthcare goods, services and system reforms implemented or considered for implementation. These tools are of critical importance in decision-making for developing evidence-informed policies pertaining to all aspects of resource allocation. Such tools provide insights on how to improve efficiency and how to protect equity of both healthcare financing and provision. No doubt that human capacity in the area of healthcare economic evaluation is highly needed in Europe.

Group members: The group includes partners from several European countries:

  • Department of Health Services Research, CAPHRI, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • CSFM, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
  • Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College‎, Poland
  • Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria
  • Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • School of Public Health, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, the UK
  • JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Faculty of Public Health, University of Medicine, Tirana, Albania
  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Carcavelos, Portugal
  • Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom
  • Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, the United Kingdom
  • Institute of General Practice, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Health Economics Research Center, Obuda University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Department of Public Health Policiy, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
  • University College Cork, Cork University Business School, Ireland
  • UCD School of Economics, University College Dublin, Ireland

Contact: For further information or to take part in the EEHE Working Group, contact:
Milena Pavlova, e-mail: m.pavlova@maastrichtuniversity.nl