Learning Modules

Learn the basics of economic evaluation, distributional cost-effectiveness analysis, and translation and dissemination of health economic results for a variety of audiences. The modules have content that is specifically relevant to substance use health economic research.

1. Economic Evaluation

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (17 min)

This training module introduces participants to economic evaluation methods, with an emphasis on cost-effectiveness analysis of treatment interventions of substance use disorder.

Cost Analysis (19 min)

This training module reviews the different types of costing methods and categories of cost, and describes important considerations when collecting costs for an economic evaluation. This module builds on the cost-effectiveness analysis module as it describes the role of analytic perspective in determining which costs to include and the appropriate valuation of those resources.

Health Utilities and Direct Utility Assessment Methods (10 min)

This training module introduces participants to health-related quality-of-life assessments as a common measure of effectiveness in economic evaluations.

Health Utilities and QALYs for Cost-Effectiveness Analyses (7 min)

This training module continues to describe health-related quality-of-life assessments. It introduces algorithm-based quality-of-life measurement tools commonly used in economic evaluations and explains how these measures are used to calculate Quality-Adjusted of Life Years (QALYs), which are a common measure of effectiveness.

Cost-Benefit Analysis (14 min)

This training module introduces participants to cost-benefit analyses as another type of economic evaluation.

Budget Impact Analysis (7 min)

This training module introduces participants to the techniques used in conducting a budget impact analysis.

2. Amplify[at]LDI: Translating Research for Impact

3. Distributional Cost-effective Analysis (Coming Soon)