Heidelberg Health Economics Summer School 2019

(DKFZ Division of Health Economics in collaboration with Hochschule Heilbronn and University of Heidelberg)


The Summer School will introduce basic concepts of health economics and addresses practical issues faced by health care decision makers responsible for allocating scarce resources. In health economics, tools, such as cost effectiveness analysis (CEA), are often used to inform decision makers. Conventionally, CEA is designed to help achieving the maximum potential health benefits given a resource constraint or “scarcity”. Results of conventional CEAs may, however, contradict prevailing social norms and preferences. The Summer School will address the underlying issues by introducing and reviewing the basic concepts and methods, followed by a modeling workshop. Additionally, the Summer School will close with two days of an in-depth review of the strengths and limitations of the conventional approaches, where the participants and speakers will be able to discuss implications, potential solutions, and ways forward.

The Summer School will be comprised of three modules that offer a comprehensive overview of the principles and methods of health economics, which build upon one another, but may also be booked separately.

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Target audience is anyone interested in the regulation of market access, pricing and reimbursement of medical technologies, especially:

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Studio Villa Bosch, Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33,

Heidelberg , Germany

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