Research

Estimating a cost-effectiveness threshold reflecting the opportunity cost of adopting a new technology in a health system is not easy. A new OHE report provides empirical evidence on the relationship between health outcomes and health expenditures in England. Results suggest that setting a cost-effectiveness criterion for NICE may not be capable of being synthesised using scientific methods alone, but involve political judgements.

Research just published in Public Administration Review, co-authored by OHE’s Professor Graham Cookson, demonstrates that contracting out auxiliary public services may lower the quality of the core service as well as the auxiliary service. Studying NHS cleaning services, the research shows that contracted out cleaning is cheaper but lower quality and leads to worse health outcomes including higher rates of hospital-acquired infections.

OHE is a collaborator on SMaRteN, and we’ve just announced the first funding call on “What is distinctive about student mental health?”

Making Outcome-based payments a reality in the NHS authored by The Office of Health Economics, RAND Europe, King’s College London, and Cancer Research UK, and commissioned by Cancer Research UK in partnership with Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership, explores alternative pricing models and the implications of outcome-based payment schemes for improving access to cost-effective cancer drugs.

OHE’s Koonal Shah gave a presentation on societal values and the provision of end of life treatments at a Manchester Centre for Health Economics seminar.

OHE’s Koonal Shah and Oliver Rivero-Arias presented at a NICE Technical Forum on the topic of valuing health in children and adolescents.

This year, the OHE team published 39 peer reviewed journal articles, gave 58 lectures and conference presentations, posted 22 in-house OHE publications on our website, and hosted 6 lunchtime seminars and our annual lecture.

The latest publication from Professor Graham Cookson in Public Organization Review finds that waiting time targets adopted in the English NHS as part of the ‘targets and terror’ performance management regime did indeed reduce key waiting time measures, but at the expense of other quality metrics such as hospital readmission rates i.e. the policy was output distorting.

A new OHE-authored paper on the relationship between age and health-related quality of life has been published in Quality of Life Research.

NICE has issued a new position statement regarding the use of the EQ-5D-5L value set in evidence submitted to its HTA process.

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