The Centre for Health Economics is one of the largest independent groups of health economists in Australia. We are recognised as one of the leading centres in health economics research and education, both in Australia and internationally. We have made, and continue to make, a significant contribution to the public debate and policy development in the Australian healthcare sector.
Many of our projects are funded by NHMRC and ARC grants, as well as through contract research. We have collaborated with institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Harvard and Stanford Universities.
Some of our major accomplishments include:
- Pioneering work on the measurement of social values, including the development of the Assessment of Quality of Life instrument.
- Developing and applying research methods for priority setting in health care.
- Significant contributions to public policy in the areas of hospital funding, health insurance, and health technology assessment.
- Played a major role in the development of policy and practice of economic evaluation of health services through work with the Pharmaceutical Benefits and Medical Services Advisory Committees.
- Efficiency and performance measurement in health care organisations.