Health Economics and Simulation Modelling

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Co-Leads: Nick Bansback
& David Whitehurst

Health economics is a field of study concerned with the connections between health and the resources needed to promote health (e.g., time, people, money and equipment). Because resources are limited, choices need to be made and priorities need to be identified.

By applying economic theories of demand, supply, and social choice, health economics aims to understand the behaviours of decision makers, whether that be individuals, households, health care providers, organizations or governments.

Consulting with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners, this Cluster:

  • identified 8 priorities to focus on
  • funded 12 projects to address them

Browse the priorities and projects below, or use the interactive diagram to the right.

Browse the priorities and projects below.

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David Whitehurst
Nick Bansback

Co-Lead
David Whitehurst

Co-Lead
Nick Bansback

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David Whitehurst

Co-Lead
David Whitehurst

Nick Bansback

Co-Lead
Nick Bansback

Community Building Initiatives

Cluster leads, Nick Bansback and David Whitehurst, have been organizing events to build community and training opportunities in the health economics and simulation modelling community.

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Methods Section Blog Post

“Most clinical researchers who come up with their ideas do ask others if it’s a good idea… but the trouble is they ask other clinicians, and not potential patients.”

So, we asked patients. What did they want from their treatment?

Mark Harrison & Nick Bansback discuss: Rethinking how we design clinical studies