The "Angelo e Angela Valenti" Center for Health Economics (CESAV) was established in 1992 at the "Mario Negri Institute" and based at Villa Camozzi- Ranica (Bergamo)-Italy. CESAV is primarily a research center, but also does educational work.
The center is involved in health economics and health policy research.
Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes (i.e. assessment of costs and benefits of alternative health care treatments and services). The aim of this research area is to assess the costs of pathologies and the cost-effectiveness ratios of the diagnostic/therapeutic existing alternatives. In general, analyses can be classified into two groups: partial economic evaluations (e.g. cost of illness analysis) and full economic evaluations (e.g. cost-effectiveness analyses).
Comparative Health Policy Analysis
Comparative Health Policy Analysis (i.e. study of domestic and foreign health care systems, in particular aimed at identifying possible innovations for European countries). The aim of this research area is to study the organization of health care systems, in order to draw lessons from international comparisons. This is particularly important in a "market" like health care where economic competition lacks by definition and therefore public regulation plays a crucial role.
International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.