Health Economics

A health economics perspective is taken in many of the projects currently ongoing at CHAP. First and foremost because of the importance of informed decision-making when allocating health resources optimally and fairly among the population. We are currently leading several projects applying methods for economic evaluation to the areas of public health and mental health. We conduct collaborative research with other universities on a national level including Karolinska institutet, Umeå University, and Örebro University, and on an international level including Deakin University in Melbourne and Centre for Health Economics, University of York. We also conduct commissioned work for the health care sector and municipalities, as well as for private customers, such as the foundation Idéer för livet.

Examples of our work include:

  • Evaluation of internet-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cost-effectiveness of parenting interventions for treatment of Conduct Disorder
  • An interactive cost-benefit tool for decision makers, focused on evidence based preventive interventions for mental health in children and adolescents,
    link (in Swedish). Read more about the tool!
  • The cost of depression as well as effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of depression among adolescents
  • Cost-effectiveness universal health promotion intervention for mothers and children attending Child Health Centers in Västerbotten County, Sweden
  • The Swedish RHS-model (Risk factors, health and societal costs). Read more about The Swedish RHS-model!
  • Cancer prevention calculator. Read more about the cancer prevention calculator!

Health economists working at CHAP whom you can contact:
Inna Feldman, Associate Professor
Filipa Sampaio, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher
Sergio Flores, MD, MSC

Associated researchers / health economists:
Richard Ssegonja, PhD
Camilla Nystrand, PhD

Last modified: 2021-12-10