10th SPINE Summer School 19 - 23 August 2024

The 10h SPINE Summer School will address the topic "The Value of Interventions in Healthcare Research".

In an era of limited resources, the need for cost-conscious decision-making in healthcare is more crucial than ever. Health-economic assessments play a pivotal role in evaluating a wide range of interventions, including drugs, medical technologies, preventive or screening programs, or systemic and workforce changes.

To ensure reliable valuations of these interventions, thorough comparative analyses are essential. Such analyses consider the costs involved, including time, equipment, and the intervention itself with assigned monetary values, as well as their consequential impacts, such as changes in health states, improved nurse-patient ratios, social implications, or potential gains in life-years.

Valuation in health-economic assessment employs diverse methodologies, including statistical approaches like survival analysis, network meta-analysis or regression methods. These methodologies are often integrated into trials or mathematical predictive models such as decision trees, Markov transition models, or discrete choice models.

While health-economic evaluation may seem complex, understanding its fundamental concepts is key. Economic evaluations provide a quantitative framework to assess the benefits and trade-offs associated with interventions. By conducting these evaluations, decision-makers gain valuable insights into the potential impacts on health outcomes, the healthcare system, cost-effectiveness, and overall value. This information is crucial at the national level, guiding the allocation of funds and ensuring that resources are directed towards interventions that deliver the greatest value and impact.

The 2024 SPINE Summer School offers a unique opportunity for international scholars and PhD students to delve into the principles of health economics and their application in evaluating the value of interventions in healthcare research. This comprehensive program will cover a diverse range of interventions, including drugs, screening programs, healthcare workforce, and complex interventions.



In cooperation with

Institut Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche en Soins IUFRS, Faculté de biologie et de médecine