Workshop on Foundations in Health Economics


Decisions in health care by both health care providers and patients involve both research evidence, clinicians experience and patient preferences. Both research evidence and patient preferences take into account costs to the patient and health care system. Costs and health economics are sadly rarely taught to researchers. What are the costs involved in decision making and how does one quantify benefits of health care are questions that most would struggle to answer? However, given that all health care providers make decisions involving costs and the benefits of diagnosis or treatment, this is essential knowledge. While, there are multiple uses for cost estimates in healthcare research and policy making, the majority of evaluations fall into economic evaluations of specific healthcare interventions or programs. The common situations involve comparing two or more interventions. The economic evaluations here are cost of disease analysis, cost benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. Cost-utility and cost minimization analyses are subcategories of the cost effectiveness. How do we perform such a studies, how do we analyse health economic data and how do we read and critically appraise research papers with such information? These are the questions we hope the workshop planned below will answer. The aim of the workshop is to impart the basic principles of Health Economics and teaching participants the skill of journal critique in relation to economic evaluation of health care.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To impart the basic methods of health economics
  • To discuss key evaluation issues and study designs that threaten validity of economic evaluation of healthcare
  • To learn the skill of critically appraising health economic research

Who should apply?

Who should attend the workshop? Any health care provider, student, practitioner or teacher. The skills learned are likely to influence decision making through a lifetime!

Workshop Fee:

Rs 10,000/ (Inclusive of 18% GST)

(Workshop kit, Lunch, snacks and tea will be provided) Workshop Fee should be paid in full by November 26, 2019.

All Registrations must be done online at the link provided below.

The Registration Fees can be paid as:

  1. Demand Drafts or Cheques in favour of ‘Christian Medical College Vellore Association Account’, payable at Vellore. This may be sent to the communication
  2. Online transfer of fees through Net Banking or Credit/Debit


Participants will have to bear their own expenses for travel, boarding and lodging. The organizers will provide lunch and snacks. However, the organizers may arrange basic accommodation with A/C facility in the college campus on request.


Stem cell Research Centre Auditorium (Bagayam), Christian Medical College, Bagayam, Vellore – 632 002.

The number of participants: Limited to 45 admissions & this will be purely on first come first served basis.

For Registration, Click here

For the details of faculty and schedule click here

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