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CHERE Seminar: Health economic evaluation through the ages

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University of Technology Sydney

Haymarket, NSW 2007

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CHERE is delighted to welcome Professor Philip Clarke to present a seminar on the history of health economic evaluation before he heads to Oxford. All are welcome and we will host drinks after the seminar for those who would like to farewell Philip (please email reception@chere.uts.edu.au with any dietary requirements).

Abstract: This seminar provides a broad overview of the development of economic methods for evaluating public health and medical interventions prior to the 1970s in 3 sections:
a) Attempts to place a monetary value on life during the Victorian era;
b) Early contributions, such as the work of Chapin and Sydenstricker, to evaluate public health interventions prior to World War II;
c) Development of economic evaluation during and after World War II, particularly the development of methods both by the military and by public health researchers.

The seminar will identify commonalities in the problems and methods of evaluation, as well as early attempts to us economic evaluation for policy analysis in Australia. It will end with a list of five classic papers all health economists should read to appreciate the history of their discipline.

Speaker: Professor Philip Clarke is Director of the Centre for Health Policy in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at University of Melbourne. Previously, he spent time at the Sydney School of Public Health and the Health Economic Research Centre at the University of Oxford. His research interests include methods to value the benefits of improved access to health care, health inequalities and the use of simulation models in health economic evaluation. He has also undertaken policy relevant research for the World Bank, OECD, AusAID and the Department of Health.

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