Tae Yoon (Harry) Lee, MSc
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

The landscape of research and development in asthma management is dynamic and fast-paced, with multiple emerging interventions across all three levels of prevention. Despite such exciting developments, the value-for-money potential of many of the emerging interventions has not been properly investigated. Lack of high-quality economic evaluation is likely to hamper the implementation of interventions and lead to inefficient decisions. The presenter will describe the first reference policy model for asthma that is capable of projecting the outcomes of ‘what if’ scenarios across the entire course of the disease and demonstrate its utility by evaluating a national antibiotic stewardship program. In addition, if time permits, he will report on national trends in asthma and COPD hospital admissions.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the need for a reference policy model for asthma; and
  • Interpret results of economic evaluation of a national antibiotic stewardship program for asthma.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Scholar