Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Introduction to Evidence Synthesis for Health Economic Evaluation

05mar9:30 am2:00 pmIntroduction to Evidence Synthesis for Health Economic Evaluation9:30 am - 2:00 pm Dublin

Event Details


Health economics methods are employed to provide evidence on the cost effectiveness and budget impact of health technologies and health and social care interventions. This evidence forms part of the multidisciplinary health technology assessment (HTA) process in Ireland and internationally, which is central to informing resource allocation decision-making by policy makers and practitioners within and across health systems. Moreover, given the growth in applied health economic evaluation studies internationally, evidence synthesis methods are increasingly employed to critically appraise and synthesise the health economic evidence base.  To this end, there exists a need to educate relevant stakeholders on the conduct of evidence synthesis in the context of health economic evaluation.


This workshop aims to firstly, provide an introduction to the methods of health economic evaluation, and secondly, to provide guidance on the conduct of systematic reviews of health economic evaluation studies.


The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to conduct a systematic review of health economic evaluation evidence.

Learning outcomes

In this course participants will be enabled to:

  • Understand the principles and steps of the methods of health economic evaluation
  • Understand the principles and steps in conducting a systematic review of health economic evaluation evidence

Dates: 5th March 2025

Time: 09:30 – 14:00

Places: 24 available for individuals who are resident in Ireland & Northern Ireland

Location: Dublin

Prices: General €70; Student €50

Skill Level: Introductory

Target Audience:

Health economists, those involved in synthesis of clinical evidence and the wider research community (including healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, and decision-makers) interested in the application of health economic methodologies to inform practice and policy.


Paddy Gillespie, Professor of Health Economics, Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC), University of Galway

Paul Carty, Senior Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Analyst, Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA


9.30am-11.00am: Lecture 1: Overview of Health Economic Evaluation Methods

11.30am-1.00pm: Lecture 2: Conducting Systematic Reviews of Health Economic Evaluation Studies

1.30pm-2.00pm: Participant Feedback Session: Guidance to Participants on Systematic Reviews of Health Economic Evaluation Projects


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(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Irish Standard Time