Thursday, June 16, 2011

[EQ] Training course on Measuring Equity and Financial Protection in Health - 10 July 2011 Toronto

Training course on Measuring Equity and Financial Protection in Health

Adam Wagstaff (World Bank), Caryn Bredenkamp (World Bank), Eddy van Doorslaer (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Ellen van de Poel (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Owen O’Donnell (University of Macedonia and Erasmus University Rotterdam)

10 July 2011 -  Toronto Canada
A pre-congress training session of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) congress

Further details at  

Course covers quantitative methods used in health economics to measure and explain equity and financial protection in the health sector.

- The morning sessions cover inequality and inequity in health and health care. Basic tools for the analysis of socioeconomic-related health inequality – the concentration curve and index – are introduced. Extensions are then considered before moving to the explanation of inequality, and the measurement of inequity, using decomposition techniques.

- The afternoon sessions deal with the distribution of public spending on health care, equity in health financing and financial protection from catastrophic and/or impoverishing health payments.

All the analyses presented can be conducted using ADePT, a free software platform developed by the World Bank and downloadable for free at . Demonstration of ADePT is an important component of the course.

Further details of the use of ADePT in this context are contained in
"Health Equity and Financial Protection: Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software"
Adam Wagstaff, Marcel Bilger, Zurab Sajaia, and Michael Lokshin
downloadable for free at

In addition, Stata code for all the analyses is provided. Further details of the use of Stata in this context are contained in
 "Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data"
by Owen O'Donnell, Eddy van Doorslaer, Adam Wagstaff, and Magnus Lindelow
downloadable for free at


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