This talk will outline a possible role of electronic health records in health economic evaluation. The talk will initially discuss the strengths and limitations of primary care electronic health records and linked data. It will go on to describe several studies in which EHRs have been used to estimate costs of health care utilisation, including case studies in obesity and ageing. The final section of the talk will describe the use of EHRs in economic evaluations using either observational or trial data.
Martin Gulliford is Professor of Public Health in the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s College London. He qualified in medicine from the University of Cambridge and University College Hospital, London and trained in public health and health services research at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools London where he was a Wellcome Training Fellow in Health Services Research.
Martin’s research interests are in epidemiology as applied to public health and health services research. His current research focuses on the use of electronic health records to evaluate public health interventions. This includes public health trials with either cluster or individual level randomisation, as well as health economic modelling studies. The main areas of application are in obesity, chronic disease prevention, ageing and antimicrobial utilisation.