Welcome to the website for the Australian Health Economics Society Inc.
The field of health economics in Australia is a dynamic and growing field which attracts a great deal of interest and attention from Universities, Governments, private providers and financiers, and suppliers. Health economics in Australia is practised by individuals from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and this diversity is reflected in the Australian Health Economics Society.
Health economics in Australia is practised and taught in a number of locations, including Government, Universities, health service providers, consultancy firms and health-related industry. Please see our Education section for information about courses in your area.
Health economics in Australia is practised by a diverse mix of individuals from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Many are pure economists with either theoretical or applied interests in health economics, but many are qualified and practice in other specialties, especially public health. Practitioners often have university affiliation, although our numbers are spread across government, consulting and industry
Pharmacoeconomics is a well-developed and practised field within Australia. The Commonwealth Government’s evidence-based approach to the listing and subsidy of pharmaceuticals represents a world’s best approach to the basing of decisions upon a solid basis of evidence. It has also enabled the development of a critical mass of first class expertise in pharmacoeconomics.