EsCHER Research

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The Erasmus Centre for Health Economics Rotterdam (EsCHER) conducts theoretical and applied research in the field of Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment as well as on the structure and performance of health care systems.

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Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)

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Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

  • The EsCHER research group Health Economics of ESHPM studies several prominent research themes in the field of Health Economics, in which this research group is nationally and internationally leading. The themes include:

    • Behavioural and experimental health economics
    • Global health economics
    • Methodology of health economic evaluations
    • Priority setting in the distribution of health and healthcare
    • Health and Labor Economics
    • Long-term care

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  • The EsCHER research group Health Technology Assessment of ESHPM is responsible for the research programmes in the field of health economics, in particular the so-called health technology assessment (HTA). This involves determining the implications of introducing, distributing and applying (new) medical technologies and assessing the resulting health gain. HTA aims to form a bridge between research and policy. Important research themes include:

    • Decision-analytic modeling
    • Late-phase studies & real-world evidence
    • Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA)
    • Preference measurement / Discrete choice evaluation (DCE) & Time trade off (TTO) studies.

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  • The EsCHER research group Health Systems & Insurances of ESHPM performs theoretical and empirical policy-relevant research on the structure and performance of health systems and health insurance markets and the role of health insurers as purchasers of health care. A substantial part of the research consists of contract research for public and private parties.

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  • The iMTA is a university-based scientific institute that is distinguished by independent and excellent research in medical technology assessment, including health economics and health outcomes research.

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    • iMTA produces five types of publications: journal papers, research reports, book chapters, manuals, and a biannually newsletter.

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    • iMTA has developed several questionnaires over the past 25 years. These questionnaires are available for use by others to improve standardization in measurement in health economic evaluation. Currently available are:

      • iMTAProductivity Cost Questionnaire (iPCQ)
      • Medical Consumption Questionnaire (iMCQ)
      • Treatment Inventory of Costs in Patients with psychiatric disorders (TIC-P)
      • iMTA Valuation of Informal Care Questionnaire (iVICQ)
      • Mental Health Quality of Life (MHQoL)

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    • iMTA constantly works on the improvement of the methods for cost-effectiveness research. The (R-based) tools that iMTA develops are available free of charge (note: for commercial use a user fee can be requested). Currently the following tools are available:

      • Costs in life years gained (PAID tool)
      • iMTA Disease Burden Calculator (iDBC tool)
      • Dutch costs (Costing Manual tool)
      • Caregiver costs (iCARE tool)

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