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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”.

On 28th November 2014 the BMJ published the Editorial “Reforming the Cancer Drug Fund”. In this editorial, Buxton, Longworth, Raftery, Sculpher and Towse  argue that the CDF, with new arrangements for
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The British Lung Foundation commissioned OHE Consulting to undertake an analysis of the costs of obstructive sleep apnoea and the economic benefits of treating it. The results are summarised below.

Obstructive sleep apnoea...

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