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march, 2018

13mar12:00 pm- 1:00 pmSeminar: Value of Information Analysis Informing Adoption and Research Decisions in Health Care Interventions (Dr Haitham Tuffaha, Griffith University)


Event Details

The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (QUT) presents Dr Haitham Tuffaha in March 2018.


Decisions about adopting new healthcare interventions should be supported by the best available evidence on their safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Nevertheless, evidence is never certain and so is any decision based on that evidence. This uncertainty may lead to suboptimal decisions with costly consequences to the health system. Clearly, collecting more information may reduce uncertainty; however, there is a cost for conducting additional research. Value of Information (VOI) analysis is a systematic approach to quantify the value of additional research in reducing decision uncertainty. It compares the expected research monetary benefit with its expected cost to inform whether additional research is worthwhile, optimally design research studies and set research priorities.

Speaker biography

Dr Tuffaha is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University. His research interests encompass the economic evaluation of health care technologies with a special focus on Value of Information analysis as an analytical approach to inform reimbursement decisions, optimise trial design and prioritise research programs.



(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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