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For Open Access Week 2017, the Office of Health Economics highlights its research publication archive dating back to 1962

Drug prices in the US might overstate pharmaceuticals' long-run cost up to 75%. True long-term costs then must be considered by market access and policy decisions.

On 5th April 2017 the House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS published their report titled “The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care”. The report provides a series of recommendations for the government in order to improve the outlook for the NHS.

On the 10th of March 2017 EvaluAES held its 6th annual workshop on economic evaluation of health policies.

OHE’s annual lecture 2016 will be held on Monday 7 November at the Royal College of Physicians, London. The lecture will be given by Professor Dame Sally Davies on the topic of 10 years of NIHR: Achievements and challenges for the next decade.

In our daily lives, we take precautions routinely: we look both ways before we cross a road, and if we drive a car, we are constantly alert to avoid danger. This process does not require scientific ‘proof’. It is a natural process.  This so-called “precautionary principle” (PP) has...

Recently published is a new OHE research paper entitled ‘Model of Behaviour within Fuzzy Budget Constraints’. The paper presents a model to capture the behaviour of health sector decision makers.

How might a change in government spending on cancer research affect the public’s willingness to donate to cancer research charities?

Just published in Health Economics is an article by OHE’s Sarah Karlsberg Schaffer that estimates the effect of free personal care on the supply of informal care.

The issue of health service planning regularly hits the headlines. In a speech delivered in October by the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens described a “mismatch between resources and patient needs of nearly £30 billion a year by 2020/21”.

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