Establish standardised costing and outcome assessment measures for optimised national healthcare provision in the European Union
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PECUNIA project presentation at the EuHEA conference 2018

Maastricht is awaiting the PECUNIA consortium with two important events this summer: From July 11-14, the European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) is organising the EuHEA conference 2018. This year, it is co-hosted by PECUNIA partner Maastricht University and the Maastricht University Medical Center+. The theme will be ‘Shaping the Future: the Role of Health Economics’.

Several project partners are contributing their expertise to the diverse conference programme by giving talks, presenting posters or chairing sessions. The biannual EuHEA conference provides opportunities for participants from academia, policy and industry to exchange ideas and innovations in the field of health economics - making it an ideal platform to introduce PECUNIA to attendees.

Within the session ‘Intersectoral costs and benefits of health interventions: A change of perspective in economic evaluation’ PECUNIA partners will give three presentations followed by a lecture on PECUNIA held by coordinator Prof. Judit Simon (MUW):

  1. Identification: Intersectoral costs and benefits of mental health prevention: towards a new classification scheme. Aggie Paulus, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  2. Measurement: Health-related resource-use measurement instruments for intersectoral costs and benefits in the education and criminal justice sectors. Susanne Mayer, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  3. Valuation: Valuing intersectoral costs and benefits of interventions in the healthcare sector: methods for obtaining unit prices. Silvia Evers, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  4. Intersectoral costs and benefits in Europe: European research project PECUNIA (“ProgrammE in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluAtions“). Judit Simon, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

The session will take place on Saturday, 14 July, 09:00 - 10:30am (chair: Luis Salvador-Carulla from consortium partner Psicost).

After the conference, the consortium will hold their first project progress meeting in Maastricht. Seven months into the project, partners will discuss the status quo of the work performed and define future action points. For more detailed information about the EuHEA conference, please visit the event website: https://www.euhea.eu/conference_2018.html