Health Economics Team at the OPUS Forum

Members of the Health Economics Unit recently participated in the inaugural 2019 OPUS Forum organised by the Centre of Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement (OPUS). Professor Philip Clarke delivered a talk on the health economics of total joint replacement discussing research to find cost-effective approaches to improve care. Max Catchpool and Michelle Tew also showcased their work at the poster presentation session. Max presented his work on prescription of opioid filling following elective surgeries. Michelle presented her PhD work on quality of life trajectories following total knee replacement for which she won Judges’ choice for best presentation.

The event was held over two days from the 29th – 30th March 2019 at the Melbourne Brain Centre. Day 1 of the event focused on early career researchers and PhD students where they had the opportunity to network and hear about the exciting research journeys of experts in the field of osteoarthritis care. Day 2 featured an impressive list of guest speakers focusing on the management of osteoarthritis from all aspects, from research and innovation to policy change and delivering evidence-based care to the patients.