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Hugo Turner

Lead Health Economist

Vietnam
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Vietnam

Biography

Dr Turner’s research focuses on health economic analyses of infectious diseases in low and middle-income countries. He specializes in performing costings of healthcare interventions, cost of illness analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. He is also trained in developing and using disease transmission models and using models to evaluate the impact of interventions. A particular focus of his work are diseases associated with poverty (such as the neglected tropical diseases). 

Between 2016-2019 his role was to establish and lead a health economics group within the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam. As of 2020, he will be taking a faculty position within the School of Public Health, Imperial College London. For his full bio, please see here

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Is life year gained (LYG) estimate suitable for use with the WHO threshold?

We did a cost-effectiveness study of a program using LiST spectrum. We have reported our findings in cost per life year gained (LYG). Is it possible to compare the cost per LYG with the WHO GDP/capita threshold? The GDP/capita of the WHO is in cost per DALY. Or, is there a way to convert LYG to DALY...

Asked: 07 Sep 2019  |   67 views  |   3 answers