MSc Health Technology Assessment Health Economics (MED5023) Coursework 2020-2021
The assessment involves the completion and submission of two pieces of work – (A) a critique of an economic evaluation (25%) and (B) an original piece of written work either question 1 or 2 or 3 below (65%). Students are also expected to engage with and contribute to the discussion forum throughout the course (10%).
Critique of an economic evaluation (25%)
Write a critique of the paper detailed below, using the CHEERS checklist and guidelines for critically appraising published economic evaluations. Your critique should conclude by discussing briefly whether you think the article provides evidence to support a decision about treatment. The critique should be approximately 1000 words and can also include a completed CHEERS table checklist.
Intervention in Infancy to Prevent Overweight in Childhood’, Obesity, 2020; 28(11):2201-2208
The article is available online for free access at the link above and is also available through the university library using GUID and student password.
The CHEERS guideline is available online through the University Library:
Husereau D, et al., On behalf of the CHEERS Task Force; ‘Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) statement’, Value in Health, 2013; 16:231-250.
Original written work (65%)
Choose to answer either question 1 or 2 or 3
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|Cost - year 1||£ 1,500||£ 900||£ 3,500||£ 500|
|Cost – years 2 - 5||£ 200||£ 400||£ 0||£ 500|
|Utility – year 1||0.83||0.92||0.87||0.83|
|Utility – years 2 - 5||0.80||0.86||0.87||0.81|
PLEASE NOTE: You may want to undertake these calculations in excel and submit as an appendix, however, we expect a written submission answering each of the questions, demonstrating the
‘workings’ and some text explanation. We do not expect that the word limit of 2000 words will be reached, however note that Question 2c asks for ‘reflection and discussion’ so ensure your answer provides this.
HINT: consider the diversity of outcomes for public health programs and how these relate to outcomes for different types of economic evaluations.
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