How do you put a price on health? That is a question Professor Helen Mason will attempt to answer during her inaugural professorial lecture.
A Professor of Health Economics at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Helen works primarily in the area of economic evaluation, focusing on the development and application of practices to measure the benefits of healthcare. She gathers the views and values of both patients and the public on healthcare resource allocation.
She said: “In all healthcare systems, decisions have to be made about how to best allocate scarce resources, including funding, staff and equipment, to improve health.
“Decisions about the allocation of these resources should be informed by the value for money that they provide, but how do we know the value of health?”
This lecture will appeal to anyone with an interest in healthcare provision, including members of the public, clinicians and those working in healthcare decision making.
Register for the event on Tuesday, 12th February at 5.30pm, Glasgow Caledonian University.