Based within our School until its disestablishment in 2013, the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness (BoDCE) was known as a world-leading institution for research and training in population health measurement ("burden of disease") and economic evaluation ("cost-effectiveness"). The Centre's research is still available through the links below.

For further information, please contact Lennert Veerman.

Major research areas

The centre's research activities include the following two major inter-related areas; burden of disease and injury, and cost-effectiveness.

Burden of Disease and Injury 

The 1999 Victorian and Australian national burden of disease and injury studies provided the first comprehensive overview of health status in Australia in 1996. 

A second study was completed in 2007 with results for:


  • ACE Prevention (Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention) - a large, 5-year study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 
  • SPICE (Setting Priorities using Information on Cost-Effectiveness) in Thailand

ACE Prevention reports and publications

Find out more about the ACE Prevention project, including an index of ACE Prevention reports and publications.