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

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Greetings from all of us in the Health Economics Unit (HEU) to all our colleagues in Australia and around the world! The December 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.

In 2020 we have seen many examples of great ideas and immense zeal. Some of the year’s notable achievements include the commencement of the MRFF funded QUality Of Life in Kids: Key evidence to strengthen decisions in Australia (QUOKKA) project which is in full swing. Other achievements include Xinyang Hua being awarded the Victorian Premiers award in Health Science for her PhD research supervised by Professor Philip Clarke. We have welcomed several new researchers bringing considerable strength to the unit. We have seen strong publications and research growth the areas of genomics, infection, paediatrics and chronic disease forging ahead. To find out more, please read the newsletter here .

Here are some of the highlights in this issue:

  • Health Economics Unit EuroQoL grant success: testing EQ-5D-Y for use in children aged 2-5 years
  • COSMO-t1d: A new tool for communicating the benefits of improving risk factors in people with type 1 diabetes
  • Cost-effectiveness of inhaled oxytocin for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage: a modelling study applied to two high burden settings
  • Drop Dead: Is anchoring at 'dead' a theoretical requirement in health state valuation?
  • The value of genomic sequencing in complex pediatric neurological disorders: a discrete choice experiment
  • Dr Xinyang Hua is the winner of the 2020 Premier's Award for Health and Medical Research in Health Service category
  • Health Economics Unit presence at the 37th EuroQol Plenary Meeting 2020