Dr James O’Mahony is leading this Health Research Board Emerging
Investigator Award (EIA) which contains three principal components. The first addresses the
theoretical and empirical basis for the cost-effectiveness threshold
used to determine if an intervention represents good value for money.
The second examines common methodological problems in
The overall goal of health economics is to maximise the health gain achieved by health services within available funding. The application to health economics to cervical screening has the particular goal of finding which screening tests will prevent the most disease at an acceptable cost to the health system.