ISPOR NZ webinar - Dr Wei Zhang

Updated: Nov 5, 2021


We are very pleased to announce that our next ISPOR NZ webinar will be on the measurement and valuation of productivity losses in health economic evaluations, presented by Dr Wei Zhang of the University of British Columbia (UBC).


The webinar will be held on Friday 25 June at 10 a.m.


There is an increasing interest in measuring work productivity loss as a patient-centred outcome in clinical trials and as a cost component in economic evaluations from a societal perspective. In this webinar, Dr Zhang will provide an overview of methods for measuring and valuing work productivity loss and present her recent research, a scoping review of the current status on how to measure, analyze and present work productivity loss in randomized controlled trials, as well as a feasibility and validation study of the VOLP (Valuation of Lost Productivity questionnaire) for measuring work productivity loss in caregivers.


Dr Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) at UBC, a Scientist and Program Head of Health Economics at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar. She earned her master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa and PhD in the SPPH of UBC, and received postdoctoral training at CHÉOS and UBC. She is the developer of the VOLP questionnaire for assessing the impact of health conditions and treatments on lost productivity.


Her expertise is in the application of economic theories and methods in health research, with primary research interests in the measurement and valuation of work productivity loss among patients and their caregivers, economic evaluation of health care interventions, and pharmaceutical policy.


For more information and registration, please see the event page.

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