Research on Heterogeneity of Infectious Diseases’ Problem in Ageing Adults
Along with the trend of ageing populations, the proportion of individuals aged 65 years and older is rising in Europe. As a consequence the pressure on the healthcare system and related costs increases since more individuals are in need of care.
Work Package 3 is currently working on a paper related to the use of heterogeneity in health-economic evaluations of infectious disease prevention. A publication is planned for later this year, based on an extensive literature review and a comparison with current health-economic evaluations. Multiple recommendations will be made on future incorporation of heterogeneity in the evaluation of infectious diseases in ageing adults.
About Work Package 3
Work Package 3 investigates how the full economic impact of the current management of infectious diseases in aging adults can be measured and reported in a transparent and convincing way to optimally communicate with decision makers. It also analyzes what the impact of new preventive interventions could be on optimizing the management of infectious diseases by reaching maximum gains in outcomes working with budget, logistics, tax payment and demographic change. Read more about Work Package 3