Center for Outcomes Research and Economic Evaluation for Health


Chief Senior Researcher


Room: #711 Main bldg
Keywords: Health technology assessment (HTA), Cost-effectiveness analysis, Outcomes research, Biostatistics, Health Economics
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Research theme and outline

Economic evaluation of healthcare technologies

Recently, a lot of innovative but expensive healthcare technologies (e.g. drugs and medical devices) are developed. Some of them have a problem in cost-effectiveness, i.e. their costs are too high compared with gained outcome. A lot of developed countries, including Japan, are sufffering from increase of healthcare expenditure. I am researching on how to evaluate such technologies and use the evaluation for decision making in the circumstances that financial sources for healthcare is limited.