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Utility values and QALY’s for health economics

This course will explain what utility values and QALY’s are in health economics. 

At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of what the terminology means and how the calculations involved in health economics lead to a better understanding of cost-effectiveness.

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Costello Medical provided pro-bono support in the creation of this course. 

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Est 1.5 hours

Last updated

June 2019

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What will you learn?

  • How utility values and QALY’s are used in health economics


  • How the cost effectiveness of new treatments is calculated
  • How health economics is used in the health technology assessment process


  • How this connects to measuring patients quality of life

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for patient groups undertaking research and drug development to ultimately get a health technology approved and accessible for patients.