Financial Sustainability of Health Care in Europe: Brexit Boom or Brexit Bust?

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Event Details

16 November 2017 at 5:30 pm
Auditorium 1
Monash University Malaysia
Open to:
Monash University alumni and the public
Public lectures


The budgetary pressures faced by European health care systems have led to a number of initiatives to increase efficiency. There has been a growing interest in the use of health technology assessment (HTA) to evaluate the added benefits of new health technologies and decide whether or not to adopt them. The United Kingdom (UK) has been one of the leaders in this field within the European Union (EU).  With the impending departure of the UK from the EU in 2019, will the influence of these approaches be diminished?

Prof Dummond will give an assessment of the contribution of HTA and economic evaluation to the financial sustainability of health care in Europe and speculate on whether Brexit will affect this contribution going forward. Registration is at 5.30pm and the lecture starts at 6.00pm.

Monash University alumni are invited to this Sir John Monash Lecture, free of charge, but RSVP is essential to secure seats. Please RSVP by 10th November 2017.

About the speaker

Professor Michael Drummond
Professor of Health Economics, University of York

Prof Drummond's particular field of interest is in the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programs.  He has undertaken evaluations in a wide range of medical fields including care of the elderly, neonatal intensive care, immunisation programs, services for people with AIDS, eye health care and pharmaceuticals.  He is the author of two major textbooks and more than 650 scientific papers, and has acted as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the European Union.  

Prof Drummond has been President of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the USA, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health. He has been awarded 3 honorary doctorates, from City University (London), Erasmus University (Rotterdam) and the University of Lisbon.

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