Some knowledge of economy is needed for a doctor because every medical act also has an economic aspect, as it uses resources. The resources, however, are always limited compared to needs. The doctor must choose everyday which are the priority needs. The choice must take into account not only the individual, but all the people who make up society, according to the economic criteria of effectiveness, efficiency and equity.
The course is aimed at providing knowledge on "non-medical" tools and methods applied to medicine. The course will deal with practical statistics and biometrics applications in assessing medical issues, IT applications in healthcare management, and opportunities offered by the web. Evaluate epidemiological data and know how to use it to promote health and disease prevention. Apply in medical decisions the basic principles of healthcare; integrate the tools of clinical methodology with economic methodologies so that future physicians can understand the main lines of the functioning of the healthcare system in which they start to operate and perform their profession, and have simple interpretive tools that can help them to take decisions that are compatible not only with the best medical practice but also with the best use of resources. Educate your doctor's permanent training and tools.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course is aimed at providing the following skills:
• knowing how to analyze the economic aspects of decisions in the context in which they work
• knowing how to evaluate the best use of the resources used to build treatment pathways
• knowing the principles of Health Technology Assessment and learn how to apply it in some simple exercises.
Productive efficiency, allocative efficiency, effectiveness. Non-health determinants of health, equity.
Public and private healthcare Appropriateness and LEA. Want, demand, need and doctor's role. Evaluation by indicators; indicators systems; Quality-Adjusted-Life Years. Innovation and sustainability.
Health Technology Assessment. Cost effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis. Budget impact analysis. Decision trees and uncertainty; Budget Impact Analysis. Care paths (PDTA) and production costs.
Break even point
Ricevimento: Tuesday 10,30 during the lessons period (Dipartimento di Economia, Via Vivaldi 2, Darsena) or sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for other days or during the other periods.
Written test with open-ended questions. The questions concern subjects and exercises studied in the classroom during lessons.