Lighthouse Lecture Series: What Impact Does Pharmaceutical Innovation Have in Australia?

17 October 2019

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Marquee, 18 Eastern Road, Macquarie University

There is no question that the availability of medicines play an important role in improving health and wellbeing, whether assisting patients in overcoming the annoying symptoms of hay fever, or treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, or curing illnesses that were once deemed fatal. The question is, just how big is the impact and what are the broader effects of innovation in health technologies on overall economic outcomes?

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) has expertise in Australian healthcare policy and measuring the value of care. As an applied research centre, MUCHE investigates the impact of innovation and healthcare reform on health and economic outcomes. As an impartial and evidence-driven participant in the policy debate, MUCHE empowers government and industry with applied, trusted and influential research into health and human services policy and systems.

So where does pharmaceutical innovation have an economic impact and where does it fit within Australia’s overall health policy?

Joining us from the University of Columbia for this Lighthouse Lecture, Professor Frank Lichtenberg will present his recent findings on the impact of pharmaceutical innovation on premature mortality, hospital separations and cancer patient outcomes in Australia, through longitudinal disease-level data and fixed effects models.

Professor Lichtenberg will be accompanied by an expert panel who will talk to his findings and discuss other areas of innovation that have also contributed to the impact, both within and outside of the clinical setting.

Find out more and register.


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