What has COVID-19 taught us about setting priorities in health care?

Online - Zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Thursday 24 March 2022 (09:30-11:00)
Department of Health Management Services Centre

COVID has presented unique and heightened resource allocation challenges for governments across the world, forcing them to make explicit decisions about the use of scarce resources such as: personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, vaccines, intensive care services and staff.

In this session we will present:

  • Early findings from a comparative analysis of the role of priority setting in pandemic preparedness plans
  • Analysis of the implications of these resource decisions for disability policy and practice

We will also use the session to reflect on HSMC’s rich history of research into priority setting, and the continued legacy of this in contemporary priority setting debates.

About the Speakers:


The Health Services Management Centre Seminar series in 2022 forms part of the ‘HSMC at 50’ anniversary to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HSMC, which was founded in 1972.

During 2022 Seminars will be given by people associated with HSMC, such as current and former staff, former PhD students and Honorary and Associate staff.

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