Health Care Systems

The Nobel in Economics was awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström for their research on Contract Theory. This blog reviews the contributions of contract theory to health economic issues.

The Office of Health Economics (OHE) and the Swedish Institute for Health Economics (IHE) publish a report evaluating the efficiency of resource allocation in cancer care across Europe.

OHE is pleased to be working with four MSc students this year. The students, from City University and the London School of Economics, will spend three months at OHE being supervised and trained by various members of the OHE team whilst completing their MSc theses.

On 16th September 2015 Professor Luigi Siciliani led an OHE lunchtime seminar on waiting time policies in the health sector. The seminar briefing is now available.

This study provides an analytical framework, drawing on production function theory, to identify and quantify the determinants of relative effectiveness and sources of variation in the relative effectiveness of treatments between populations and healthcare systems.

Martina Garau presented at the last ISPOR Italy Chapter – Rome conference on the topic of economic gains produced by health interventions.

OHE is pleased to be hosting not one, not two but three seminars over the coming weeks.

Health interventions can produce economic gains for patients and national economies. In practice, however, the health-wealth link is rarely considered.

OHE’s Sarah Karlsberg Schaffer presented at the Glasgow Health Economics Seminar Series the results of a paper on the value of the cost-effectiveness threshold in Scotland.

A summary of OHE’s activity at the 2016 winter HESG meeting, Manchester, 6-8th January.

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