Training Module 1. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (17min)

by Sarah Gutkind, MSPH

September 16, 2020

This training was modified from a presentation for Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Health Economics training presented at Boston University on September 6, 2019. This training module introduces participants to economic evaluation methods, with an emphasis on cost-effectiveness analysis of treatment interventions of substance use disorder. In this training we describe the purpose and significance of an economic evaluation, and describe important considerations when conducting a cost-effectiveness analysis. At the end of this module, participants should be able to understand the components of a cost-effectiveness analysis and understand how the choice of perspective affects what is included in the economic evaluation.