Health economics is a subject that applies economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the quantitative and qualitative 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 has been set up as an international unit, and its working language is English.
The aim of the Department is to support efficiency and equality 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’s 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 socio-economic burden of diseases, and the costs, benefits and cost-effectiveness of preventative, diagnostic and treatment interventions, both alongside clinical studies and using modelling techniques. Further research interests and specific foci cover health services and systems research, outcomes research, mental health economics, public health economics, nutrition economics, cancer economics, pharmacoeconomics, and translational and personalised medicine.
Medical University of Vienna
Center for Public Health
Department of Health Economics
Kinderspitalgasse 15/1. Floor
1090 Vienna, Austria
Simon, Judit, Univ.-Prof.Dr.med.univ. DPhil. MSc. BA. BSc. FFPH
Phone: +43 (0)1 40160 - 34842
Fax: +43 (0)1 40160 - 934840