Understanding the Use of Economic Evaluations in Clinical Research
1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
The high cost of health care has been an important issue for decades. There are differing opinions about whether the high costs are worthwhile; however, the effect of technological changes and innovations on increasing health care costs is well documented and resources are limited. As a consequence, many clinicians, researchers and policy makers are interested in understanding the costs of alternative treatments or models of care. An overview of the methods of economic evaluation used in clinical research will be presented (e.g., cost minimization analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis). Guidelines from the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine will be discussed and the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) statement will be reviewed.
- Understand various economic evaluation methods used in clinical research.
- Apply the CHEERS statement to critically appraise published economic evaluations
This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit www.aacnnursing.org/GNSA.
Pricing and CE Credit
This webinar is free to deans, faculty, staff and students from AACN member schools of nursing. All non-member audiences will be required to pay a $59 webinar fee.†
Continuing Education Credits:
Eligible attendees may receive one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.
Centennial Professor in Health Policy
Director of the Center for Health Policy
Columbia University, School of Nursing
Dr. Pat Stone is the Centennial Professor in Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing and the Director of the Center for Health Policy. Her interdisciplinary research has focused on the impact of organizational factors such as staffing, clinician adherence to evidence-based practices and policy interventions on patient-centered safety outcomes, namely healthcare-associated infections, and system outcomes, such as costs and efficiency. She has been the PI on many different studies funded under the R01 mechanism and multiple foundation funded projects examining these relationships in acute care settings, nursing homes and home health care. Many of these studies have utilized multiple methods including analyzing existing data sources as well as primary data collection (e.g., surveys and qualitative data). She has disseminated her results in over 200 publications in high-impact journals and her work has informed institutional, state and national policies. She is also the PI of a training grant aimed at educating nurses in comparative and cost-effectiveness research methods. While Dr. Stone maintains an active program of research, her passion is to develop the next generation of nurse scientists so they may develop the skillset to lead scientific investigations to inform the practice of nursing and health policy with the ultimate goal of improving the health and well-being of high-risk, underserved populations and improve the efficiency of healthcare systems.
Washington, DC 20036