Welcome to the June Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2020

Greetings from all of us in the Health Economics Unit (HEU) to all our colleagues in Australia and around the world! The June Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2020 is now available online. In this newsletter we highlight some of our recent achievements and the exciting programme of work we have planned for the coming year. The last six months have brought unexpected challenges - but have also been exceptionally productive for us as a team. HEU has taken on a number of COVID-19 projects in recent months. We have had some very significant ‘wins’ in research grants, which will allow us to push forward health economics research in areas of importance to the Australian health care system. And we are publishing more than ever, in high impact journals. To find out more, please read the newsletter here . Here are some of the highlights:

  • The personal utility and uptake of genomic sequencing in pediatric and adult conditions: eliciting societal preferences with three discrete choice experiments
  • A new tool for health economic evaluation in type 1 diabetes: A patient-level model derived from a nationwide population
  • Health Economics Unit MRFF grant success: Measuring and valuing changes in child health to facilitate robust decision making
  • Associate Professor Kim Dalziel awarded a 2021 NHMRC Investigator Grant
  • New book – Devlin N, Parkin D, Janssen B. (2020) Methods for Analysing and Reporting EQ-5D data. Springer.  Expected date of publication: July 2020.
  • Child versus adult EQ-5D-Y health state preferences recently published
  • Co-morbidities and sex differences in long-term quality-of-life outcomes among patients with and without diabetes after total knee replacement
  • ISPOR Victoria and Tasmania Student Chapter launched