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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’s Koonal Shah presented findings from his review of public preferences regarding end of life treatments at the Priorities 2016 conference in Birmingham. Martina Garau chaired a session on MCDA for priority setting in health care.

On Wednesday 21st September, Professor Philip Clarke from the University of Melbourne will lead an OHE Lunchtime Seminar on the topic of: Health Economic Evaluation throughout the Ages.

OHE has just published two new briefings entitled ‘New Age Decision Making in HTA’ and ‘How Can HTA in Asia-Pacific Respond to Increased Clinical Uncertainty as a Consequence of Expedited US and EU Regulatory Processes?’. Both publications are reports of panel sessions held at the HTAi 2016 meeting in Tokyo.

The biannual EuHEA Conference was held at the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE), 13-16th July 2016. The topic of the meeting was “Know the Ropes - Balancing Costs and Quality in Health Care”. Members of the OHE team attended and contributed to the conference; this post summarises their activity.

On Wednesday 21st September, Professor Philip Clarke from the University of Melbourne will lead an OHE Lunchtime Seminar on the topic of: Health Economic Evaluation throughout the Ages.

The Spanish Health Economics Association (AES) Conference was held at the University of Murcia, 15-18th June 2016. The topic of the meeting was “Reforms under the microscope”. Several members of the OHE team attended and contributed to the conference; this post summarises their activity.

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.

OHE is set to work on seven new projects funded by the EuroQol Research Foundation. The work will cover a range of topics from understanding the aspects of health that are important to people, to analysing the distribution of EQ-5D observations, to exploring the appropriateness of the EQ‐5D questionnaire in Asian populations.

On Tuesday 28th June 2016 OHE held a workshop on the topic of surrogate endpoints as predictors of overall survival in oncology. The workshop was commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Oncology Initiative (POI) as part of a wider research project being undertaken by OHE.

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