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Measuring Equity & Financial Protection in Health - Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada

10 July 2011



Aims & Content: 

This one-day course provided an introduction to the quantitative methods used in health economics to measure equity and financial protection in the health sector. The morning session provided an overview of the ADePT Health software and featured presentations on the measurement of health inequalities (using the concentration curve and concentration index) and techniques used to explain inequalities in the health sector. The afternoon sessions dealt with benefit-incidence analysis, financial protection (catastrophic and/or impoverishing health payments) and equity in health financing. Participants spent most of the course actively engaged in carrying out equity analysis themselves, using ADePT Health on their own laptops.

This training was held as a preconference event at the International Health Economics Association’s biannual meeting and the course was co-taught with faculty and students of Erasmus University in the Netherlands. There were more than 50 participants who came from universities and research institutes around the world, many of them based in or working on developing countries.

The course was presented by Eddy Van Doorslaer, Owen o’Donnell, Ellen Van De Poel and Leander Buisman of the Erasmus University, together with Adam Wagstaff, Caryn Bredenkamp and Daniela Hoshino of the World Bank.



Feedback from participants:

“Excellent training session.”

“The mix of hands-on and lecture on issues/application was effective.”

“Software appears very user friendly.”

“It had good practical sessions which enhance learning”

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