Health Statistics

In 1994 Ben van Hout introduced the concept of the cost effectiveness acceptability curve (CEAC). In the 25 years since, the CEAC has become a standard part of health economic evaluations and incorporated into health technology assessment guidelines. Professors Nancy Devlin and Andrew Briggs spoke at a reception at ISPOR Europe this year to celebrate these contributions. As 2019 comes to a close, OHE reflects on 25 years of the CEAC.

Chronic diseases affect individuals’ health status and its impact is reflected by the stock of health, which measures the amount of health of a population in a given period of time. In a new study published in Health Economics, Maria Errea and colleagues assess the health-related quality of life of a population using the EQ-5D-5L instrument to, first, estimate the impact of a set of 30 chronic diseases and, second, rank diseases according to their impact on the stock of health for a country.

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.

This year marks the 70th birthday of the NHS. Our latest Consulting Report describes the most important new medicines as identified by experts.

Download OHE’s 24th Annual Lecture publication: Why are Mortality Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Non-Hispanic Americans? Could it Happen in Europe?

A new paper entitled “Survivorship Burden for Individuals, Households and Society: Estimates and Methodology” has been published in the Journal of Cancer Policy.

OHE presented at the NHS Global Health Volunteering Group meeting in London on research measuring the value of international volunteering for the NHS.

A new OHE Research paper investigates the evolution of life satisfaction of immigrants over the course of their stay in the host country, and explores the possibility of explaining this evolution by changes in reporting behaviour.

OHE’s Patricia Cubi-Molla, joint with Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Victoria Serra-Sastre from City, University of London, have a new paper that examines adaptation to health states using a longitudinal dataset, recently published in Health Economics.

OHE’s annual lecture 2017 will be held on Thursday 15 June at the Royal Society, London. The lecture will be given by Professors Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton on the topic of: Why are mortality rates rising for middle-aged white non-Hispanic Americans? Could it happen in Europe?

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