UMHEG Seminar Series: Distributional cost-effectiveness analysis: An overview

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Seminar Room 5.05. Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street

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Dr Ilias Goranitis

Thursday 12 December 2019

The University of Melbourne Health Economics Group is a cross-faculty network of health economists based at the Faculty of Business and Economics and the School of Population and Global Health.


Prof. Richard Cookson University of York

Richard Cookson is a professor at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York. He has helped to pioneer “equity-informative” methods of health policy analysis including methods of distributional cost-effectiveness analysis; methods of health equity monitoring for healthcare quality assurance; and methods for investigating public concern for reducing health inequality. He has co-chaired various international working groups on equity, and his UK public service includes working in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and serving on NICE advisory committees and the NHS Advisory Committee for Resource Allocation.


This presentation will provide an overview of “distributional” or “equity-informative” cost-effectiveness analysis (DCEA) in health care and public health, with illustrative examples and careful attention to the controversial value judgements needed at each stage of the analysis. The presentation will draw on material being prepared for the forthcoming Oxford University Press book: “Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: A Handbook of Equity-Informative Health Economic Evaluation”, edited by Richard Cookson, Susan Griffin, Ole Norheim and Anthony Culyer, which is due for publication in late 2020. The phrase “distributional” emphasises that the focus is on distributions of costs and effects, not just aggregate costs and effects. The phrase “equity-informative” emphasises that the focus is on generating new information about equity, not just incorporating pre-existing value judgements about equity into the analysis.

Venue: Seminar Room 5.05. Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street
Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019
Time:11.00 – 12.15 followed by a light lunch
Enquiries: Dr Ilias Goranitis, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health,