Updated: Sep 15
The iLIVE Project was present at the biannual conference of the European Health Economics Associations’ (EuHea). The event focused on Economics of Palliative & End-of-Life Care. This conference was held on July on Oslo and was hosted by the Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED) at the University of Oslo and the Frisch Centre.
The conference offered insights on a topic of interest in most countries: how to handle the ageing of the population and the challenges it poses for health and social care systems. Patients needing long term care and the substitution between formal and informal care were part of the topics discussed.
The Professor Claudia Fischer, from the Center of Public Health at the Medical University of Vienna, presented part of the results of the iLIVE Project. Fischer is conducting the economic evaluations in the palliative and end-of-life-care settings for our research. “Our findings indicate that there are still multiple methodological challenges to tackle to ensure valid cost-effectiveness analyses in the palliative and end-of-life settings”, said Fischer.
Fischer is one of the leading scientists for Work Package 4 in our research, that deals with insight in the cost-effectiveness of the digital clinical tool to optimize medication management and the volunteer training programme.