CADTH Lecture — Cost-Effectiveness of Naloxone Kits in Canadian High Schools and Community Centre Settings

Lecture Description

The opioid crisis continues to devastate families and communities across Canada. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, an estimated 12,800 Canadians died from an apparent opioid-related overdose between January 2016 and March 2019. This is a complex issue that requires a compassionate, multi-faceted, evidence-based response. One of those facets is health economics, the branch of economics concerned with how to best allocate scarce health care resources for maximum benefit. In this lecture, the role and impact of health economics in supporting decision-making will be explored using the case study of the cost-effectiveness of naloxone kits in Canadian high schools and community centre settings.

There is no fee to participate, but you must register by Thursday March 5, 2020, to attend or livestream the event.

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Speaker Bio

Lauren Cipriano is an Associate Professor at the Ivey Business School and in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. She earned her PhD in Management Science and Engineering and MS in Statistics at Stanford University. Lauren’s research interests focus on the application of statistics, decision analysis, operations research, and systems analysis to health policy problems. Lauren previously worked at the Institute for Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital. Lauren was the 2018 winner of the Dr. Maurice McGregor Award for Health Technology Assessment.