2023-2024 / ECON0722-2

Econometry applied to health care


20h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Part I - Background
Some preliminary definitions. The healthcare costs. The stakeholders (patients, physicians, manufacturers, regulatory agencies, HTA agencies, insurers or "payers").
Part II - Elements of Analysis

Basic concept in pharmacoepidemiology, statistical analysis and econometrics.
Introduction to assessments of quality of life, patient-reported outcomes and decision analysis.
Cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis.
Elements of modeling (Markov chain, simulation, probabilistic sensitivity analysis).
Discussion of concrete examples from the literature.
Discussion of the assumptions and limitations of cost-benefit analyses. Part III - To go further
Introduction to budget impact and public health impact models.
Introduction to multicriteria decision analysis.
Introduction to new forms of risk-sharing contracts and conditional reimbursement.
A few words about the emergence of new information and communication technologies in medicine and public health.
Part IV - Exam Preparation
General summary, corrections of exercises, answers to questions about the course and general review for the exam.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To acquire the key analytical and modeling methods to support medico-economic decision making

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

-16 hours of lecture, with concrete illustrations
- 2 hours of exercise
- 2 hours of revision and exam preparation

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face sessions

Recommended or required readings

Course notes and transcripts

Written exam (2 hours)

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Olivier ETHGEN
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