HSMC academic presents at international priority setting conference

Iestyn Williams was a guest speaker at the recent international conference on ‘Legitimization and Framework of Decisions on Prioritization in Medicine’ in Bayreuth, Germany (November 21-22 2013). The conference was hosted by the Institute of Management in Medicine and Health Care Sciences at the University of Bayreuth. Iestyn was invited to speak on the topic of the role of economic evaluation in priority setting. His presentation summarized the evidence-base before putting forward an institutional analysis of the role played by contextual factors including, relationship to budgets, institutional cultures and, relationship to decision implementation.