A community drug store, pharmacy in Indonesia. Credit: Kirby Institute.

Health Economics and Health Systems Research Group

The Health Economics and Health Systems Group undertakes research and training to enhance health system performance, improve health outcomes, and achieve greater value for public health resources. Our health economists and modellers work with clinicians, sociologists, statisticians, policy makers, health care managers and affected communities to improve how health care is delivered and financed in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Key areas of focus for us include: health care financing; impact evaluation; economic evaluation; health technology assessment; process evaluation; priority setting; equity analysis; and modelling. We actively support research translation through, for example, submissions for public funding to the Medical Services Advisory and bespoke short courses and mentoring to funders and policy makers.