I am Gabriel Tremblay, an Health economist
I am starting a health economics consulting group
This group will have the purpose managing and organising independent and affiliated consultant around the world. This company will also confirm the methodology and give some guidance for the health economists that work on the project. This compagny will also be able to perform these studies.
It is going to be an international company and a bilingual one (French and english)
Let me explain you what is the goal of health economics to help you understanding the context.
Health economics is obviously the application of economics to health. The macroeconomic aspect of health economics : analysis of health care (data and others), production of health care in different countries, population health and equity in health care.
Microeconomics aspect of health : the behavior of economic agents or doctors, pharmacists, nurses, patients, managers, health institutions, public and private insurers, non-profit companies, private clinics, pharmaceutical companies and generic.
What Health economists do :
♦Help managers to make good decisions
♦Quantify in money the effets of health interventions
♦Compare different treatments, drugs, (try to figure out which is the most cost-effective)
♦Dertermined physician and hospital payment method
♦Help managing hospital and institution budgets