Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cost-Effectiveness but Were Afraid of Being Bored

This Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds session is scheduled for:
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET

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Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) will continue to promote Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds (PMGR) while our monthly PHGR sessions are on hold. We welcome your questions. Please email us at grandrounds@cdc.gov

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cost-Effectiveness but Were Afraid of Being Bored

In this presentation, Dr. Harrell Chesson will provide a basic introduction to cost-effectiveness analyses of public health programs and interventions. The presentation will be geared especially to those with little or no formal experience with cost-effectiveness analysis, but who are interested in learning some of the key concepts and its application in public health.

Some of the common questions addressed will include: Why does CDC need economists? How is a cost-effectiveness ratio calculated? What is a quality-adjusted life year (QALY) and how is it measured? What is discounting? What do health economists do besides cost-effectiveness?

Harrell Chesson, PhD

Harrell Chesson, PhD
Division of STD Prevention
National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Presentation Details

These Grand Rounds presentations are provided as a courtesy of CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F) program with the goal of sharing systems-based approaches and leadership practices to address population health issues and public health emergencies.

Continuing Education

Continuing education (CE) is available and there is no cost for this activity. For more details, go to https://www.cdc.gov/prevmed/pmgr/upcoming-lectures.html.

For More Information
Please contact the PMR/F program at prevmed@cdc.gov or visit the Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds web page.

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