Equity in health and healthcare is an area of growing global policy interest.
This group will seek to be at the forefront of the application and development of methods for using economic evaluation to provide useful information about equity impacts and trade-offs in health care and public health decision-making.
The group will seek to be inclusive and eclectic. We welcome researchers working on equity issues in both HIC and LMIC countries, using diverse methods, and addressing the full range of distributional equity concerns that arise in economic evaluation and health technology assessment.
- To encourage the development and synthesis of methods for using economic evaluation to address equity concerns.
- To provide a networking space to facilitate international collaboration between health economists interested in equity and economic evaluation, specifically related to developing early career researcher networks.
- To share information on projects, publications and training resources in order to keep members up-to-date with the latest research and methods in the field.
- To ensure that issues confronting LMIC researchers (e.g. severe data constraints) are recognised and seen as a core consideration in developing methods of equity informative economic evaluation.
- To draw on expertise from other academic disciplines and the policy sphere in order to create a higher standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems.
- Health Economics and Equity Research in the Digital Age: What are the Implications for Achieving Universal Health Coverage? – December 15, 2022
- Social variation in health opportunity cost in England – April 28, 2021
- Methods for incorporating equity into economic evaluation – October 27, 2020
- Empirical examples of equity-informative economic evaluation in LMICS – May 19, 2020