Health Care Systems

OHE Lunchtime Seminar with NHS Improvement Economics Team Members Sarah Karlsberg, Steven Paling and Júlia Esquerré. The seminar will present evidence on where NHS trusts can take practical steps to reduce cancer waiting times. The project won the 2018 John Hoy Memorial Award for the best piece of economic analysis produced by government economists.

In September 2018, Professor Peter Smith delivered the 25th OHE Annual Lecture. The lecture is now available as a publication, which can be downloaded for free.

The latest publication from Professor Graham Cookson in Public Organization Review finds that waiting time targets adopted in the English NHS as part of the ‘targets and terror’ performance management regime did indeed reduce key waiting time measures, but at the expense of other quality metrics such as hospital readmission rates i.e. the policy was output distorting.

OHE Lunchtime Seminar with Dr. Aslam Anis, The University of British Columbia. The seminar will discuss the impact of the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance “tiered pricing” framework (a flexible 'price-cap' regulation) on generic entry, the resulting drug expenditure levels from a drug plans’ perspective and the implications of price-capping policies on drug shortages.

OHE Lunchtime Seminar with Dr. Aslam Anis, The University of British Columbia. The seminar will discuss the impact of the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance “tiered pricing” framework (a flexible 'price-cap' regulation) on generic entry, the resulting drug expenditure levels from a drug plans’ perspective and the implications of price-capping policies on drug shortages.

This new publication sets out the arguments in favour and against the introduction of a hypothecated tax to fund the UK National Health Service (NHS).

A new OHE Briefing by Martin Chalkley (University of York) and Jon Sussex (RAND Europe) provides a view of the NHS ownership debate through the lens of economics.

OHE together with York, Manchester and Imperial have been awarded a grant from the NIHR PRP to evaluate the PSS Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) schemes.

Join OHE for an evening lecture with Professor Peter Smith on Tuesday 4 September 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

OHE Lunchtime Seminar with Nicholas Timmins on ‘Is hypothecation the way to raise the money for the “multi-year” funding settlement that the NHS has been promised?’ To be held on 25th July 2018 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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