Heidelberg Health Economics Summer School

The German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) Division of Health Economics, Hochschule Heilbronn and University of Heidelberg are delighted to invite you to the Heidelberg Health Economics Summer School 2019.

A major branch of health economics is concerned with the study of how scarce healthcare resources are allocated among competing health care programs and, by implication, among different groups in society.

The Summer School will introduce basic concepts of health economics and address practical issues faced by health care decision makers responsible for allocating scarce resources. In health economics, tools, such as cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), are often used to inform decision makers. Conventionally, CEA is designed to help achieving the maximum potential health benefits given a resource constraint or "scarcity". Results of conventional CEAs may, however, contradict prevailing social norms and preferences. The Summer School will address the underlying issues by introducing and reviewing the basic concepts and methods, followed by a modeling workshop. Finally, the Summer School will end with two days of an in-depth review of the strengths and limitations of the conventional approaches, where the participants and speakers will be able to discuss implications, potential solutions, and ways forward.

International speakers

The Summer School will be comprised of three modules that will offer a comprehensive overview of principles and methods, which build upon one another but may also be booked separately.

For more information, please visit the official website of the Summer School.

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