Health economics projects in WA

Collaborative research is currently being undertaken between health economists at WA universities, metropolitan hospitals, primary care and community groups regarding a range of interventions including mental health, Indigenous health and cardiovascular disease. Selected examples include:

  • Development of a health economics model of socio-demographic correlates of health-related quality of life in a Baby Boomer population, based on the Raine cohort.
  • A programme to identify need, supply and cost of health across WA to inform priority setting and resource allocation decision making within primary care.
  • An international collaborative project with academics from the University of Liverpool, University of Southampton, Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Bologna that examines preferences for equity and efficiency of policy-makers in priority setting in a number of countries.
  • An internationally collaborative project has been finalised and the findings have been accepted for publication in a book chapter focusing on the emerging concept ‘boundaryless hospitals’.
  • As part of the emerging application of discrete choice analysis, a project to address preferences in insulin delivery for children with Type 1 Diabetes.