Cost-of-Illness/Cost-Estimation (COI/CE)

Faculty - Renée JG Arnold PharmD, RPh

Course Description

This module is an introduction to the role of cost-of-illness (COI)/cost-estimation (CE) in medical decision making from multiple perspectives. It will describe uses of COI/CE analysis for resource allocation, policy-making and baseline research/benchmarking, different approaches to computational methods, cost components and determination of cost drivers.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the Cost-of-Illness/Cost-Estimation (COI/CE) module, you will be able to:

  • State the role of cost-of-illness (COI)/cost-estimation in medical decision making.
  • Define the components of COI analysis.
  • Understand the computations involved in COI analysis.
  • Understand the concerns in attribution of cost components to a particular illness or time period.

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