About OHE


Our Mission

Support better health care policies by providing insightful economic and statistical analyses of critical issues

What We Deliver

OHE provides authoritative resources, research and analyses in health economics, health policy and health statistics both through our independent research and in our consultancy. Our work informs decision making about health care and pharmaceutical issues at the UK, regional and international levels.

How We Work

Our strategic perspective emphasises projects tackling policy and strategic issues that affect the present and will shape the future. We work closely with stakeholders, clients and external experts to develop important new policy insights, define strategies, and identify optimal choices.

Our People

OHE's strength is the talent and professional dedication that its staff brings to each project. Our team has diverse and extensive experience in the private, public and charitable sectors. Each individual maintains the highest professional standards in both working style and project results.

Our History

OHE was founded in 1962 to

  • commission and undertake research on the economics of health and health care
  • collect and analyse health and health care data for the UK and other countries
  • disseminate the results of its work and stimulate discussion of them and their policy implications

Its independent Editorial Board and Policy Board have helped maintain OHE's international reputation for the quality and independence of its research.

Funding and Support

The OHE's current work programme is supported by research grants and consultancy revenues from a wide range of UK and international sources: the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and other commercial clients, the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (PRP), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the EuroQol Foundation, and a number of charitable and other organisations.