We facilitate a research program to help ensure individuals have the best evidence available to them in order to make the most informed decisions about their health. This includes relevant costs and health outcomes related to patient-centred experiences and outcome measures of implementing health policies and interventions, either within-trials or at the population-level.
Our expertise includes health economics, health econometrics, microsimulation, multi-criteria decision analysis, and implementation and economic evaluation. We work with researchers in a dynamic problem-solving manner, where our expertise helps to bring about the best evaluation study design.
Our multi-disciplinary research evaluates the effectiveness of health interventions and programs through an appropriate and rigorous framework. This process includes the perspective of individuals, their families and carers, the health system, and society in order to produce the best outcome.
We strive to work with researchers in a way that ensures a more personalised approach to research is undertaken, where the most relevant costs and health outcomes included in the study are those from the perspective of key stakeholders. As a result, our evaluation method takes a “one size does not fit all” view. We appreciate that a personalised approach to research is just as important as a personalised approach to healthcare.
By centring the individual, the research framework ensures the evaluation generates reliable, relevant, and interpretable results to assist with translation.
Health economics is a crucial component of any evaluation. It is influential in local health district, health department, and other areas, such as treasury and employment, of state and Australian Government decision-making.
Our multi-disciplinary approach can produce important breakthroughs and lead significant change in both clinical practice and health policy. Health economic evaluation helps individuals make informed decisions in tricky situations.
On average, we contribute to 50 clinical studies and economic analyses, and 40 competitive grant applications each year. We have attracted $8.2 million in competitive grants (e.g. NHMRC, Department of Health (Federal)/MRFF Million Minds) and $1.7 in partnership grants and consultancies as well producing over 40 publications in the last 5 years.
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