Health Care Systems

OHE collaborated with the Centre for Health Economics of the University of York in hosting workshop for policy makers and their advisers on NHS reforms. Discussion centred on economic evidence needed to drive the reforms and the gaps that now exist. The post reports key concerns and observations.

OHE is pleased to announce that Professor Nancy Devlin, Director of Research, has been elected as Chair of the EuroQol Group’s executive committee, effective as from November 2010.

Now available is the full text of Dr Alan Garber's remarks at the OHE Annual Lecture. Each year, the OHE sponsors a lecture that explores a timely issue in medicine and/or health economics.

Does including the name of a specific severe disease in preference surveys affect public attitudes toward resource allocation? A recent proof of concept study suggests that 'naming' does not increase preferences for allocating more resources to severe diseases when improvement is likely to be modest.

Earlier this month, the first set of data on post operative patient reported outcomes (PROMs) was published by the Department of Health (DH). For the first time, this has provided a patient-based assessment of changes in patients’ health related quality of life following hip replacement. The data also cover surgery on knees, varicose veins and groin hernias.

Obesity is an increasing challenge in England, as elsewhere. OHE has completed a study that examines PCT practice and the cost savings that could accrue if NICE guidance was followed more closely.

Jon Sussex, Deputy Director of the OHE, researches incentives and competition in UK health services. In July, he presented findings on ‘Payment by Results’ to the Health and Social Care Conference held by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

Each year, OHE sponsors an Annual Lecture that examines an important issue in health care. In late June, Dr Alan Garber spoke on US health care reform. This is the second of two posts that summarises his remarks. It reviews some of the key provision of the law, summarises the factors that will affect its impact, and considers whether US health care will improve as a result.

Each year, OHE sponsors an Annual Lecture that examines an important issue in health care. In late June, Dr Alan Garber spoke on US health care reform. This is the first of two posts that summarises his remarks. It reviews the background for and the intent of the new legislation signed into law in March 2010.

OHE’s 2010 Annual Lecture features Dr Alan Garber, Director both of Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy and its Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at the School of Medicine.

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