In Healthcare today, in every country, decision makers are asked to select from more than one “intervention” that may be used among other things in curing a patient, or alleviating their symptoms. However, the costs of these interventions range dramatically, and the benefits can be economic, clinical or both. To adequately compare and choose, one needs to be able to not only understand the underlying economic techniques to be able to perform analyses on their own, but also needs to critically evaluate the work of others. Lastly, one needs to know how to determine what the recommendation will be, what assumptions need to be made, and to explain the decision criteria, all in a format that can easily be understood by administrators, or government regulators, or clinician. This course setting allows one to learn these skills while interacting with other people with similar problems, but who come from different places and hence will provide participants with other perspectives to solving problems using healthcare economics they may not have previous considered.
ISPOR Task Force Report: Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS)—Explanation and Elaboration: A Report of the ISPOR Health Economic Evaluation Publication Guidelines Good Reporting Practices Task Force