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4th Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Seminar

Date Of Event: 
Friday, September 21, 2018


After the 3rd HTA seminar on Can we be more systematic? The role of MCDA in informing policy decisions on 27 Aug 2018, the school would like to announce the 4th HTA seminar on Can we be more consistent? The issues of the cost-effectiveness threshold on 21 Sep 2018. At this seminar, participants will learn about the issues surrounding the cost-effectiveness threshold, how to identify it, and what it should be.

This is part of a series of seminars to explore the usefulness and limitations of using health economic evaluations in healthcare policy development with a focus on the political context in Asian countries. This seminar series will be led by Dr Yot Teerawattananon, a Visiting Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the founder of Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

The seminar aims to answer the following questions:

  • What is the potential use of economic evaluation in health policy?
  • What are the obstacles in using health economic evaluation to guide health resource allocation?
  • How might an increased understanding of the usefulness and limitations of economic evaluation influence health policy?

The seminar series also creates an opportunity for participants from academia, policy and professional groups to come together to engage in constructive discussion on the effective use of economic evaluation information to influence health policy.

Upcoming Seminars in the Series

21 September, 11.00am-12.00pm: Can we be more consistent? The issues of the cost-effectiveness threshold

26 October, 11.00am-12.00pm: Ethical issues in health resource allocation

21 December, 10.30am-12.00pm: Future of health economic evaluation: wrapping up the series

About the speaker

A medical doctor and health economist by training, Yot is a founder of HITAP under the Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. The work of HITAP has been used to inform coverage decisions and price negotiation on medicines, vaccines, medical devices, health promotion and disease prevention under the Universal Health Coverage Scheme. Recently, he joined the National University of Singapore as a visiting professor at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and provided technical support for HTA capacity building in a wide range of countries including Bhutan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Yot is the founder and former president of the HTAsiaLink, a regional network comprising more than 30 health technology assessment agencies throughout Asia and Pacific region.

Seminar Materials


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