3346.0 Health Economics: Economic Evaluation of Interventions

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
This session presents abstracts on costs and cost-effectiveness of five programs. The abstracts report on the cost-effectiveness of disease modifying therapies (DMTs) to treat MS compared to no DMT, the cost-effectiveness of a tele-ICU program, the cost-effectiveness of expanding access to comprehensive care for chronic hepatitis B infection, the cost-effectiveness of a navigation program for breast cancer patients, and the costs associated with medical utilization and productivity in overweight and obese workers.
Session Objectives: 1. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of disease modifying therapies (DMTs) to treat multiple sclerosis compared to no DMT. 2. Evaluate the economic outcomes associated with the implementation of a Tele-ICU program across 6 ICUs. 3. Analyze the costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness of expanded access to care for patients with hepatitis B using a Markov state transition model 4. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a public health program that addresses disparities in breast cancer prognosis. 5.Identify the differences in healthcare utilization and productivity outcomes for obese and overweight employees compared to normal weight employees.

2:30 PM
Cost-effectiveness of disease-modifying therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: A population-based evaluation
Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH, Alina Bajorska, MS, Andre Chappel, Steven Schwid, MD, Lahar Mehta, MD, Robert Holloway, MD MPH and Andrew Dick, PhD
2:45 PM
Costs and cost-effectiveness of a tele-ICU program
Luisa Franzini, PhD, Kavita Sail, MS, Eric J. Thomas, MD, MPH and Laura Wueste
3:00 PM
Evaluating costs and benefits of expanding access to comprehensive care for chronic hepatitis B infection
Sarah E. Post, Neetu Sodhi, MPH, Chia-Hui Peng, MPH, Kejia Wan, MPH and Henry Pollack, MD
3:30 PM
Examining the relationship between Body Mass Index, Medical Utilization and Worker Productivity in a Multi-Site Study
Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD, Teresa B. Gibson, PhD, Meghan E. Short, MPH, Bong-Chul Chu, PhD, Jessica L. Waddell, MPH, Jennie Dalton Bowen, MPH, Stephenie Lemon, PhD, I. Diana Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD and Ronald J. Ozminkowski, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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