Through CBEH, UQ will enhance its ability to respond strategically to the drivers for change in Australia’s health budget.
These include the health needs and costs of an ageing Australian population, and the impacts of health technology on delivery of patient care.
In addition, other drivers for change include the changing nature of health insurance, and the increased use of incentives to change the behaviour of both providers and consumers. CBEH will not only focus on health economics, but will harness the broader business and health sector expertise at UQ. It will create additional capacity in this area through new appointments and supervision of graduate students.
CBEH conducts both investigator-led and commercial research to inform policies and practices that will contribute to the development of an economically sustainable healthcare system in Australia.
CBEH conducts high-quality research across a spectrum of topics in health economics, from health insurance and healthcare financing, to child and adolescent health, indigenous health, health inequality, health production, health sector efficiency, and the health economics of ageing to name but a few.
The work of our researchers is published in some of the best economics, health economics, business, management and clinical journals. We also conduct applied economic research on health technology assessment, assisting clinicians and policy-makers to identify effective and cost-effective interventions, model their health consequences on samples and populations, and estimate their population and economic effects.
The Centre aims to publish research of the highest quality in the best academic journals in economics, business and the clinical sciences. Our aim is to conduct world-class, investigator-led research, and to contribute to the research objectives of our clinical colleagues by helping them to embed economic evaluation in clinical trials and cohort studies.
The Centre has wide expertise across the fields of economics, health economics and health technology assessment. It is also building its capacity, in conjunction with colleagues in the faculties of Business, Economics and Law and Health and Behavioural Sciences, and the Mater Research Institute (UQ), to develop innovative health service delivery and business solutions.
CBEH research projects
Explore our current and past projects, and discover how our research contributes to the improvement of healthcare throughout Australasia.