Corvinus University of Budapest

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Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) is the largest economic university in Hungary and offers educational programmes in business administration, economics and social sciences. The excellence of these departments assures the university a leading position in Hungarian higher education. The Department of Health Economics (DHE) was founded in 1999 as the first dedicated health economics department in Hungary and in the Central and Eastern European region. DHE regularly takes part in international research programmes financed by the European Commission. DHE has experience and scientific results in the following research areas: quality of life, cost-of-illness and burden of disease analysis, health care utilisation, health technology assessment, systematic reviews, cost-effectiveness analysis.

Main tasks in the project

The work package „Patient, family and informal care” (WP4) is led by the Department of Health Economics at Corvinus University of Budapest. The main aim of WP4 is to develop internationally standardised tools to make resource use measurement and monetary valuation of informal caregiving activities and family and other caregivers’ costs as well as patients’ costs for economic evaluations comparable across and within countries.

Expertise of staff members involved

  • Dr Valentin Brodszky (Principal Investigator)

    Dr Valentin Brodszky, Associate Professor at the Department of Health Economics. He has research expertise in the field of cost-of-illness, health technology assessment, cost-effectiveness modelling, and outcome research. He has participated in several national or international cost-of-illness studies and conducted analyses on direct and indirect costs related to different diseases. His publication activity includes 61 English and 43 Hungarian publications, 14 book chapters and 76 published conference abstracts.

    For me personally, the PECUNIA programme is a necessary step in the improvement of the comparability and transferability of health economic evidences across European countries. Besides harmonisation, PECUNIA aims to expand the general scope of health economic evaluations to several economic sectors. I really enjoy collaborating in the development of methodological tools for the different economic sectors with partners from different countries.

  • Prof. László Gulácsi

    Prof. László Gulácsi, Professor of Health Economics, Head of the Department of Health Economics, Corvinus University Budapest. Prof. Gulácsi is a physician, having university degrees of programming mathematics, mathematical economics and sociology, and health economics. To date (March 2017) he (co)authored more than 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals, published twelve books, 66 book chapters on health economics, public health, health technology assessment, health policy and quality improvement. IF: 223,385 Citations: 1794 (1167), Hirsch index 22.