Inform Decisions that Matter

Program Date: 30 August 2018
Publication Date: 14 December 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about how health economics research can be an effective tool; compare types of costs and benefits that can be measured when assessing the impact of nutrition care interventions; and review examples of studies that use health economics methods.

Please note: the video is accompanied by a required reading that must be completed to obtain the full credit hour.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe health economics research as an effective tool to understand the allocation of health care resources under conditions of scarcity and its value to nutrition care.
  • Describe the different types of costs and benefits that can be measured when assessing the impact of nutrition care interventions.
  • Provide examples of studies that use health economics methods to showcase the impact nutrition care interventions can have on patients and healthcare systems.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 1065, 9030, 9060
  • Performance Indicators: 6.3.9, 8.3.4
  • Media Format(s): Video + Article
  • Run Time: 60

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Course Instructor Bio(s)

Julia Thornton Snider, PhD

Senior Director of Policy & Economics
Precision Health Economics
Dr. Snider is the Senior Director in Policy & Economics at Precision Health Economics (PHE). At PHE, Dr. Snider has led numerous studies in oncology, diabetes, and nutrition, including a study that was awarded third place out of 573 accepted abstracts at the 2013 annual congress of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). An avid public speaker, Dr. Snider has presented her research in numerous settings, including giving presentations on HIV/AIDS and robotic surgery at Health Affairs issue briefings in Washington, DC. Dr. Snider joined PHE from the UCLA Anderson Forecast, where she contributed to the highly respected quarterly economic forecast by providing expertise on the healthcare sector, among other things. Dr. Snider has previously worked as a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at the World Bank branch offices in Buenos Aires and Moscow. She has been featured in the popular press, including the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, and the Daily Finance, on a variety of topics.
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