Ethics Talk: Economic Decision Modeling and Reducing Waste in Health Care


Elina E. Pliakos and Dr Ankur Pandya join Ethics Talk to discuss how economic decision modeling and value analyses can help reduce waste in health care spending and improve patient care.

Elina E. Pliakos is a fourth-year medical student at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of Brown University, where she concentrated in biology and science and society. Her research interests lie in the field of health economics and outcomes research.

Ankur Pandya, PhD, MPH is an associate professor of Health Decision Science in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

Recorded April 22, 2021


Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Interviewee had no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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