Category Archives: Health economics

OHE report on drug pricing

The Office of Health Economics (OHE) have published a research report on the economic implications of moving away from paying a single price for a single drug. The report looks at the short and long term implications of moving away from a single-price model toward indication-based pricing (or similar)and uses two classes of cancer drugs as an example.


HEU newsletter

The Health Economics Unit at the University of Birmingham have published their Summer 2018 newsletter. The newsletter highlights a new project on prenatal assessment of genomes and exomes, and a project on supplement use amongst the older population. It also reports on international visits undertaken by staff, new staff and students and recent publications.

Long-term cancer survivors in HTAs

The Office of Health Economics have published a consulting report on ‘Quality of life in long-term cancer survivors: implications for future Health Technology Assessments in oncology‘. The report considers if there is evidence to support the assumption that the quality of life of long-term cancer survivors is similar to that of age/sex matched population samples.

Development of health economics

A report on ‘The development of health economics and the role of the University of York‘ has been published by researchers at the University of Liverpool. The report is a transcript of a Witness Seminar held at the University of York on 27th October 2017.  Anne Ludbrook of HERU was one of the participants and the development of HERU and heath economics at the University of Aberdeen is also discussed.

Health State Utility Values database

The Health Utilities Database is featured on the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) blog. The database has been developed as a pilot by the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield but is now launched as a publicly accessible beta version. It is a free, searchable, web-based database holding the bibliographic details of studies reporting health state utility values (HSUVs) and is searchable by the names of the health state valuation instruments used in each study.

HEDS newsletter

Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield have produced their Summer newsletter. The newsletter highlights work carried out at ScHARR’s Alcohol Research Group on the Minimum Unit Price for alcohol in policy introduced in Scotland; work of researchers from HEDS, in collaboration with colleagues from the Universities of York and Manchester, on the cost of avoidable medication errors in the NHS; an EU-supported project investigating the impact of a combined tuberculosis and HIV intervention in high prevalence communities in South Africa and Zambia. Recent and forthcoming events, courses and staff updates are also featured.