Tag Archives: economic evaluation

Economic analysis of the flu vaccine

The International Longevity Centre – UK (a think tank, part of the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance) have produced an economic analysis of the English flu vaccination programme. The report presents findings from a new economic model of the costs and benefits from flu vaccination in England using recent efficacy data. It introduces a conservative, static model which provides a partial cost-benefit analysis of vaccination under various scenarios. Amongst the findings it is reported that the flu vaccination averts between 180,000 and 626,000 cases of influenza per year in England and costs £50,610 per death averted.


Committee report on neurological conditions

The Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament have published the official report of their meeting on 27 March 2018 on neurological conditions. The meeting was part of the committee inquiry into the preventative agenda. Part of the discussion focused on the need for economic evaluation of services and highlighted work that the Sue Ryder charity had undertaken with the New Economics Foundation to develop a model of neurological care.

Autism strategy and reports

The Scottish Government have published the ‘Scottish strategy for autism and priorities 2018-2021‘. The document sets out the priorities for action through to 2021 to improve outcomes for autistic people living in Scotland. They have also published research which informed the development of the strategy.

The ‘Scottish strategy for autism engagement analysis‘ provides analysis of the Scottish strategy for autism’s engagement exercise to gather on views on the final phase of the Scottish strategy for autism and the ‘Microsegmentation of the autism spectrum‘ report provides economic research on autism and implications for Scotland. The report has information on prevalence, costs, economic impact and segmentation of the autism spectrum.

NICE draft guideline on decision-making

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published draft guidance for consultation on decision making and mental capacity. The guidance aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so, and to help practitioners to keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process. The consultation on the guideline, and economic model, is open to 5 February 2018.

Social care economic evaluation methods

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York have published a scoping review on social care economic evaluation methods. A systematic review of the published literature and a survey of experts were undertaken to inform NICE on the methods available for use in undertaking economic evaluation of social care interventions, and the methods in development, the challenges faced and the methods gaps.

PharmacoEconomics supplement

The PharmacoEconomics journal has a supplement issue on estimating utility values for economic evaluation. The supplement is volume 35, issue 1 supplement, December 2017. The full list of articles is listed below, the journal is available in full text but may require a login off-campus.

Editorial: Heath State Utility Values for Cost-Effectiveness Models / Jonathan Karnon

Editorial: Special Edition on Utility Measurement, PharmacoEconomics / Andrew Lloyd

Commentary: Sourcing and Using Appropriate Health State Utility Values in Economic Models in Health Care / Roberta Ara, Tessa Peasgood, Clara Mukuria, Helene Chevrou-Severac…

International Regulations and Recommendations for Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment / Donna Rowen, Ismail Azzabi Zouraq, Helene Chevrou-Severac…

A Review of Generic Preference-Based Measures for Use in Cost-Effectiveness Models / John Brazier, Roberta Ara, Donna Rowen, Helene Chevrou-Severac

The Role of Condition-Specific Preference-Based Measures in Health Technology Assessment / Donna Rowen, John Brazier, Roberta Ara, Ismail Azzabi Zouraq

The Identification, Review and Synthesis of Health State Utility Values from the Literature / Roberta Ara, John Brazier, Tessa Peasgood, Suzy Paisley

The Use of Mapping to Estimate Health State Utility Values / Roberta Ara, Donna Rowen, Clara Mukuria

Recommended Methods for the Collection of Health State Utility Value Evidence in Clinical Studies / Roberta Ara, John Brazier, Tracey Young

The Use of Health State Utility Values in Decision Models / Roberta Ara, John Brazier, Ismail Azzabi Zouraq

Estimating Health State Utility Values for Comorbidities / Roberta Ara, John Brazier

HERU report for FSS on obesity costs

A report by HERU authors has been published by Food Standards Scotland. The report provides a review of the evidence base for modelling the costs of overweight, obesity and diet-related illness for Scotland, and critical appraisal of the cost-effectiveness evidence base for population wide interventions to reduce overweight, obesity and diet-related illness.

McNamee, P., Neilson, A., Norwood, P., Avenell, A. and Ludbrook, A. (2017) ‘A review of the evidence base for modelling the costs of overweight, obesity and diet-related illness for Scotland, and critical appraisal of the cost-effectiveness evidence base for population wide interventions to reduce overweight, obesity and diet-related illness’, Aberdeen: Food Standards Scotland.