Health Equity in HEOR: The State of Play


Moderator: Stacey Kowal, MSc, Genentech, Alameda, CA, USA
Speakers: Richard Cookson, DPhil, University of York, York, YOR, UK; Manuel Antonio Espinoza, MD MSc PhD, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Diana Beatriz Bayani, BA, MSc, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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Concern for health equity has been brought to the front and centre of policy agendas across the world by the Covid-19 pandemic and renewed racial justice movements. Unfair social differences in health associated with social disadvantage are known variously as “health disparities” (e.g., in the US), “health inequalities” (e.g., in the UK), and “health inequities” (e.g., in the World Health Organisation). Over the past decade, some progress has been made in developing research methods for analysing health equity impacts and trade-offs in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) alongside standard methods for analysing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. In practice, however, these methods are still rarely used to inform decision making, and there are large gaps in collection of the data needed to support equity-informative HEOR. An important early step for advancing health equity in HEOR is to understand current practices – specifically, what health equity data and methods are currently used across the globe and what important knowledge gaps exist? The goal of this forum, hosted by the newly formed ISPOR Health Equity Research Special Interest Group, is to provide participants with a global perspective on the current state of play of equity-informative HEOR and to discuss future directions. Short presentations will aim to deliver an understanding of experience to date from a number of global regions (i.e., North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia). Following this, participants will be encouraged to contribute their own thoughts and experience on equity-informative HEOR, as well as global and regional priorities and challenges, through a moderated discussion.

Conference/Value in Health Info

2021-11, ISPOR Europe 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark



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