RSVP: Sun 07 Mar 2021
RECORDED WEBINAR SUMMARY
WHAT IS HEALTH ECONOMICS (AND WHY SHOULD OTs CARE)?
Have you heard of health economics but don’t really know what it is? Maybe you’ve heard people talking about cost effectiveness but aren’t sure what it means, or you’re not clear what the newspaper articles about the health budget mean for you. Or perhaps you’re just sick of trying to explain to your hospital executive why you need more funding?!
Health economics is an increasingly important part of the health care system. This interactive webinar is designed to give you an overview of how economists think, and what it means when they apply this thinking to healthcare. Many people imagine health economics is all about cutting costs, but we’ll explore why this isn’t true. We’ll consider some of the broader question’s health economists try to answer, and how they might be relevant to, or impact on, OT practice. Finally, we will discuss why OTs should know and care about health economics, and how you can use this knowledge to advocate for OT.
OTs in any career stage
- To understand four key concepts of (health) economics:
- Resource scarcity
- Maximising benefits
- Opportunity cost
- To be aware of the breadth of areas health economists work on, particularly those that are relevant to occupational therapy
- To be able to articulate the value of occupational therapy
Dr Alison Pearce
Dr Alison Pearce is a health economist and health services researcher with a special interest in cancer survivorship. She is also an occupational therapist, and has recently found that she is increasingly applying her health economics skills and experience to allied health research questions.
Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 1 hr
This is a recorded webinar session that was held on February 2020
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