Health economics Expertise and servicesConsiderable advances have been made in the area of healthcare technology over the past decades. Just think of imaging or minimally invasive surgical devices, next generation sequencing, and drugs. These technologies have contributed significantly to a further increase of healthcare costs. At the same time, governments have been reluctant in allocating greater portions of their gross domestic product to healthcare. To achieve cost containment in an era of rapid technological change is an enormous challenge.
Health economics aims to delineate the individual and population health consequences of allocating resources to various health programs and technologies. The results of this type of analyses may be used by decision makers to optimize health outcomes under resource constraints.
Areas of expertiseWithin the Radboud Technology Center Health Economics, experts in this area from various departments collaborate to face the challenges posed by rapid technological change under resource constraints.
Our expertise include:
- Healthcare Technology Assessment (HTA)
- health economic modeling
- cost-effectiveness analysis
- budget impact analysis
- quality of care research
- quality of life research
- (comparative) health system design and evaluation
- value-based healthcare
- value-based pricing
- Program Budgeting and Marginal Analysis
- multi criteria decision analysis
- Our center provides a unique opportunity for Radboudumc researchers to assess economic viability of healthcare innovations at an early stage of development.
- Our experts can also assist researchers and clinicians to obtain funding for economic analyses.
EducationDo you want to become proficient in Cost-effectiveness analysis? Then the following Radboudumc Master course may be of interest to you:
Biomedical Master course Cost-effectiveness analysis (BMS58)
After completion of the course, students are able to:
- define efficiency in the context of health care based on current economic theory
- explain how a cost-effectiveness analysis needs to be designed, executed and analyzed
- apply / perform a critical appraisal on a set of cost-effectiveness analyses
- distinguish (analysis) between several decision rules to infer economic ‘added value’
- design (synthesis) a cost-effectiveness analysis
- evaluate cost in a CEA
- evaluate QALYs in a CEA
- evaluate (evaluation) a cost-effectiveness analysis
- understand the concept of time value of money and health
- perform an economic evaluation by integrating the knowledge above into an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) dealing with uncertainty and interpreting the results in terms of its meaning for health care decision making
Do you want to become proficient in Decision analytical modelling? Then the following Radboudumc Master course may be of interest to you:
Biomedical Master course advanced modeling in economic evaluation (BMS62)
|After completion of the course, students are able to:
Societal impactA summary of last year’s oral health event in relation to the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (Stefan Listl).
Dat de gezondheidszorg kraakt in haar voegen is niets nieuws. Ziekenhuizen die het financieel moeilijk hebben, personeel dat ontevreden is en de zorg dreigt te verlaten en patiënten die langer moeten wachten op de juiste zorg. Het lijkt een hardnekkig probleem. In onderstaand betoog in het economenvakblad ‘Economisch Statistische Berichten’ analyseren we de problematiek en laten zien dat er geen gemakkelijke oplossingen zijn maar dat lastige keuzes gemaakt moeten worden.
Lees hier het betoog (Eddy Adang).