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Fuse Health Economics workshop

  • Venue: Baddiley Clark seminar room, Baddiley Clark Building, Newcastle University, NE2 4AX
  • Start: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:00:00 BST
  • End: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 16:00:00 BST

Critical appraisal of health economic decision tools for public health decision-makers

What is the workshop about?

Health economic decision tools can play an important role in public health decision-making. Economic evaluations of public health interventions provide information to aid prioritisation decisions. Economic evaluation evidence, however is not always designed with public health decision-makers in mind. This workshop provides guidance on how to identify relevant evidence, to critically appraise the evidence for quality and relevance, and how to interpret the evidence for use in decision-making.

The workshop aims to further develop public health decision-makers’ knowledge of the different tools and methods available and how to incorporate these into decision-making. It also aims to seek feedback from decision-makers on the usefulness and usability in practice of the tools discussed.

Who is this workshop for?

The event is intended for local authority officers involved in public health decision-making, from public health teams and broader departments.

Who is organising the workshop?

This workshop is being organised by Sarah Hill, a Fuse PhD candidate. The resources provided are informed by her research with public health decision-makers to date. Feedback from the interactive group work session will feature in her final thesis in order to demonstrate the opinions of public health decision-makers around the usefulness and usability of available health economics tools to aid decision-making. All data collected at the workshop will be kept anonymous and no personal identifiable data will be used. Approval for this research project has been granted by Newcastle University Ethics Committee. If you have any questions about Sarah’s PhD research or how the workshop will feature in her thesis please contact her at s.r.hill2@newcastle.ac.uk.


1.00pm – 2.15pm            Critical appraisal training session

This session will introduce different methods of evaluating public health interventions using health economic tools, discuss how to appraise evidence and how to interpret the evidence effectively to aid decision-making.

2.15pm – 2.30pm            Coffee break

Refreshments will be provided

2.30pm – 4.00pm            Interactive group work session

The second part of the event will be an interactive session allowing participants to work with economic evidence of a local case study intervention to practice the skills developed in the first part of the event. Attendees will also be invited to provide feedback to the organisers on how useable the evidence is and how useful each tool is for decision-making in practice.


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