Health economics is a subject that applies economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision-making by individuals, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care.
The Department of Health Economics (Abteilung für Gesundheitsökonomie) at the Medical University of Vienna was established in 2013. It is located at the Kinderspitalgasse 15 together with the other departments and institutes of the Centre for Public Health (Zentrum fuer Public Health). The Department of Health Economics has been set up as an international unit, the working language is English.
The aim of the Department is to support efficiency and equity concerning health and health care by:
• promoting the understanding and use of health economics in decision making nationally and internationally,
• developing relevant undergraduate, graduate and professional education and training programmes in Austria,
• fostering research capacity development through the supervision of master and doctorate students in health economics,
• excelling in collaborative applied and methodological research programmes both nationally and internationally, and
• acting as a point of call for professional advice.
Major research areas include the synthesis of evidence on and appraisal of the socioeconomic burden of diseases, the costs, benefits and cost-effectiveness of preventative, diagnostic and treatment interventions both alongside clinical studies and using modelling techniques. Further research interests cover the evaluation of health services and health systems.
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Health Economics
Centre for Public Health
1090 Wien, Austria
Simon, Judit, Univ.-Prof.Dr.med.univ.DPhil.MSc.BA.BSc.FFPH
Head of Department
Phone: +43 1 40160 - 34842
Fax: +43 1 40160 - 934840