New course on health economics & health technology assessment in China and the Asia Pacific
New health care interventions and technologies are constantly emerging but their effects on population health and health systems are not always clear. Described by the World Health Organization as a bridge that connects the world of research to that of policy making, health technology assessment (HTA) is the multidisciplinary and evidence-based evaluation of health technologies and interventions to determine their benefits and comparative advantages.
HTA is critical for supporting policy decision making to improve the allocation of limited health care resources, mainly through the use of economic evaluation methodologies. “Building China-Australia co-operation in Health Technology Assessment (COACH)” project, which receives funding from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations of the Australian Government, is a collaborative network between The George Institute for Global Health, Fudan University and Peking University.
This is a short course to equip academic researchers, healthcare policy makers, industry through comprehensive introduction to HTA.
For details please refer to the document with the course outline.