This introductory talk focuses on distributional cost-effectiveness analysis (DCEA) methods for analysing the health inequality impacts of health programmes and trade-offs with cost-effectiveness. It will be as interactive as possible so please come prepared to ask questions!
You may also want to have a look at the DCEA resource page and do some initial thinking beforehand about whether, why and how you might want to apply these methods in your own specific area of work.
Join presenter Professor Richard Cookson, Centre for Health Economics, University of York for this insightful presentation.
Richard Cookson is a Professor at the Centre for Health Economics, and Co-Director of the Equity in Health Policy (Equipol) research group. He has helped pioneer “equity-informative” methods of policy analysis, including distributional cost-effectiveness analysis; health equity indicators for healthcare quality assurance; and methods for investigating public concern for reducing health inequality.
Richard is an Honorary Public Health Academic, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. He has co-chaired various international working groups on equity; served on various NHS advisory groups including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee 2002-7, the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee 2007-9, the NHS Outcomes Framework Technical Advisory Committee 2012-16 and the NHS Advisory Committee for Resource Allocation 2017-21; and was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in the Treasury in 2010.
Richard holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a DPhil in Economics from the University of York, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. After completing his doctorate, he worked at the Centre for Health Economics (1997-8), the London School of Economics LSE Health and Social Care (1998-00), the University of East Anglia School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice (2000-6) and the University of York School for Business and Society (2006-10).