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Marion Haas & Richard De Abreu Lourenco: Economic Evaluations in Implementation Science

Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice and the Translational Cancer Research Network



Level 4 - Lowy Cancer Research Centre The University of New South Wales

All implementation programs and health service innovations are required to include an economic evaluation. So how do you build a meaningful economics evaluation into your implementation programs or your next grant application?

In light of increasingly limited health care resources and growing concerns about quality of care, effective implementation strategies to improve service delivery and outcomes have grown in popularity. Economic evaluations can inform decisions about the efficiency and allocation of resources to implementation strategies - strategies explicitly designed to inform care providers and patients about the best available research evidence and to enhance its use in their practices.

This practical workshop will address the importance of economic evaluation in the context of implementation science and how these analyses can be most efficiently incorporated into decision-making processes and grant applications.

Brought to you by the Community of Practice and the Translational Cancer Research Network, this workshop will be led by core members of the UTS Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation (CHERE);

Professor Marion Haas, Professor of Health Economics at CHERE, a leading health services researcher in Australia for many years, Marion has extensive policy and research based experience of health services funding and financing in Australia. Her research interests are in the application of economic analysis to policy and practice; planning and evaluating health services; incorporating health economics into health services research, including clinical trials; the application of discrete choice methods to consumer preferences in health; and understanding the impact of health policy on access to, utilisation and costs of health care services. She is currently a chief investigator on a number of major grants, including the APHCRI funded Centre of Research Excellence in the finance and economics of primary care. She is Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee at UTS. Marion is a founding member and Vice President of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Research Fellow at CHERE, coordinator for the Cancer Research Economics Support Team (CREST). Richard is a very experienced health economist who has spent the last 12 years working in the field of market access and reimbursement for pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Australia. Most recently, this included seven years with Covance, a clinical research organisation, as a Director of Health Economics. This work has involved liaison with multiple stakeholders throughout the treatment development pathway including clinical trialists, clinicians, patients and patient support networks, statisticians and the reimbursement authorities. He has a keen interest in applied economic evaluations, the economics of specialty health areas, patient preference and quality of life, and priority setting. Richard’s primary interest and focus in specialty health has been in the fields of oncology/haematology, across a broad range of indications and clinical settings.

Free event but register at this link.