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F7AMBEKH - Economical-clinical Assessment

Code Completion Credits Range Language
F7AMBEKH Z,ZK 5 2P+2C English
Vladimír Rogalewicz (guarantor), Ondřej Gajdoš (guarantor)
Vladimír Rogalewicz (guarantor), Ondřej Gajdoš (guarantor)
Department of Biomedical Technology

In this course students will learn about the issues of economic and clinical evaluation. Students will theoretically get acquainted with cost analyses and all inputs necessary for their processing. All knowledge will be practically tested on practical examples in the exercises. The final part of the course will be devoted to the field of Health Technology Assessment and students will learn practically the structure of studies prepared in the framework of HTA.


Requirements for the award of credit: The student is obliged to work out the assigned practical tasks in the exercises. A maximum of 100 points is possible on the exercises. A minimum of 60 points is required for credit.

Assessment of the examination. A grading scale is used for the final assessment, which is in accordance with the ECTS grading scale.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to economic and clinical evaluation

2.Direct medical costs, direct non-medical costs

3.Costs and sources of cost data: Indirect costs, non-quantifiable costs

4.Outcomes for cost analysis

5.Quality of life evaluation - valuation methods

6.Quality of life assessment - QALY, DALY, LYG

7.Budget Impact Analysis (BIA)

8.Cost minimization analysis (CMA), cost-impact analysis (CCA)

9.Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA)

10.Cost Benefit Analysis (CUA)

11.Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)

12. Health Technology Assessment

13.HTA organization and collaboration. Structure of HTA studies

14. Use of HTA studies for decision making

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction to economic and clinical evaluation

2. Data collection and calculation of direct costs

3. Data collection and calculation of indirect costs

4. Collection and processing of other outcomes for cost analysis

5.Quality of life evaluation - processing of questionnaire surveys, valuation methods

6.Quality of life evaluation - calculation of QALYs, LYGs, DALYs

7. Structure of cost analyses - perspective, comparator, discounting

8.Development and calculation of budget impact analysis (BIA)

9.Preparation and calculation of cost minimization analysis (CMA) and cost-impact analysis (CCA)

10.Preparation and calculation of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)

11.Preparation and calculation of cost-benefit analysis (CUA)

12. Preparation and calculation of a cost-benefit analysis (CBA)

13. Sensitivity analysis

14. Evaluation of health technologies - practical examples

Study Objective:
Study materials:


-GOODMAN, Clifford S.: HTA101. Introduction to Health Technology Assessment. The Lewin Group, Virginia, 2014. (Volně dostupné z


-BRENT, Robert J. Cost-benefit analysis and health care evaluations. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2003. ISBN 978-1840648447

-SCHÖFFSKI, Oliver a Johann-Matthias SCHULENBURG. Gesundheitsökonomische Evaluationen. 4., vollständig überarb. Aufl. Berlin: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-21699-2 (in German)

-FUCHS Victor R. Who shall live? : health, economics, and social choice, 2nd expanded ed. New Jersey: World Scientific; 2011, ISBN 981-02-4183-6

The course is a part of the following study plans: