How reproducible are economic decision-analytic models? A systematic review and replication study

Project title: How reproducible are economic decision-analytic models? A systematic review and replication study Type of research: Secondary data analysis Background & Scientific Rationale: Reproducibility refers to the degree to which others can replicate published research to confirm the findings using similar methods. Good science should ensure results are reproducible […]

Are QALY gains an appropriate measure of the societal value of end-of-life care?

Project title: Are QALY gains an appropriate measure of the societal value of end-of-life care? Type of research: Societal preference elicitation Background & Scientific Rationale: Competing healthcare interventions are increasingly prioritised on the basis of relative cost-effectiveness, or the additional cost per unit of health benefit. Health benefits are most […]

Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes PhD Student in the Health Economics Theme Blogs About Her Journey to Becoming a PhD Student

Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes: My Journey to becoming a PhD student When I graduated from my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Southampton, I knew that I wanted to continue in a health-related field as health issues have always been of interest to me. After doing some research into […]

Lisa Irvine on the Ebola crisis: how it’s effecting the poorest regions of the world and the progress towards a vaccine.

 Ebola economics and the Bottom Billion. In March 2014 the first official cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea and Liberia.  Nine months on, the outbreak has escalated to the most severe in the disease’s history, claiming over 6000 deaths.  Until 2014, there were just over 1000 recorded cases in […]

Economic Evaluation of telehealth

Project title: Economic Evaluation of telehealth: Systematic Review and economic model Type of research: Systematic review & meta-analysis Background & Scientific Rationale: Treatment costs for people with long term conditions are rising, as are the number of people with these conditions. Telehealth services (where monitoring occurs through the remote exchange […]

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Economic evaluation of the EQUIP programme

Project title: Economic evaluation of the EQUIP programme Type of research: Economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial Background & Scientific Rationale: It has been argued that that criminal offending is associated with a developmental delay in moral reasoning, distorted cognitions, and social skills (Gibbs et al, 2010). To address this, […]

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Health resource use measurement in clinical trials

Project title: Health resource use measurement in clinical trials: should we measure general health services or disease-specific health service resource use? Type of research: Reanalysis of RCT data and comparison of reporting methods Background & Scientific Rationale: In economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, there are alternative ways of obtaining health […]

Value of information analysis

Project title: Prevention of long term social disability amongst young people with emerging signs of severe mental illness – estimating the value of further research and what data to collect in a future definitive study (Value of information analysis) Type of research: Value of information analysis (Health Economics) Background & […]