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CREST

CREST is the health economics national technical service established at CHERE and funded by Cancer Australia to develop resources to assist the Cancer Collaborative Clinical Trials Groups in the incorporation of health and pharmaco-economic analyses into trial protocols, as well as to build capacity for health economics.
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Health Technology Assessment

Health Technology Assessment

The Economic Evaluation team at CHERE has expertise in undertaking economic evaluations of new health technologies and programs. It undertakes commissioned research for a range of agency, and also conducts rigorous evaluations of submissions and applications being considered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).
This was a population-based comprehensive lifestyle intervention, conducted between 2008 and 2012 by the Health Promotion Service, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts, to promote healthy weight and physical activity in people with cardiac disease.
It was a bit daunting taking on a PhD – I’m juggling family, part-time work and a full-time PhD, so having a supportive environment was the most important factor in deciding to go ahead.
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Research looking at what matters to women when they make decisions about breast cancer should lead to better informed choices