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THETA Rounds: How can economic evaluation inform cost reduction and disinvestment in the hospital setting?
THETA Collaborative is pleased to invite Ava John-Baptiste, PhD, an assistant professor at Western University, in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and a health economist at the Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity and Clinical Impact.

Hospitals represent the largest category of health care expenditures in Canada. In Ontario, recent policy changes have created incentives for hospitals to become more efficient in delivering services. In response, hospitals have implemented cost-cutting measures and sought to disinvest in technologies with uncertain value. Economic evaluation can inform decision-making in this context. Dr. John-Baptiste will present an example from the London Health Sciences Centre of an economic evaluation of surgical tray redundancy in otolaryngology.

Since 2008 THETA has been hosting a lecture series THETA Rounds and inviting world experts to address various issues related to Health Technology Assessment, Clinical Research and Health Policy and Ethics fields. Recordings of most sessions and more information about the upcoming sessions visit

May 19, 2017 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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