Barnsley, P., Cubi-Molla, P., Fischer, A., and Towse, A.
The quality of decision-making in key public sector bodies dealing with resource allocation is a major determinant of their efficiency. One of the most difficult and contentious areas of decision-making is the way that uncertainty is dealt with.
Feng, Y., Devlin, N., Bateman, A., Zamora, B., and Parkin, D.
EQ-5D data are often summarised by an EQ-5D index, whose distribution for its original version, the EQ-5D-3L, often shows two distinct groups in patient populations, arising from both the distribution of ill health and how the index is constructed. To date, there is little evidence about the distribution of the EQ-5D-5L index. This project aims to:
Brockis, E., Marsden, G., Cole, A., and Devlin, N.
NICE’s decisions exert an influence on the allocation of fixed NHS budgets, but decisions for different types of health interventions (for example drugs and devices) are handled via different ‘programmes’ within NICE.
Feng, Y., Devlin, N., Shah, K., Mulhern, B. and Van Hout, B.
Please note that a revised version of this paper has been accepted for publication and is forthcoming in Health Economics. There are some differences between the value set reported in the Health Economics version and the provisional value set reported in the OHE Research Paper version. Any use of the content of these materials is the sole responsibility of the user.
Devlin, N., Shah, K., Feng, Y., Mulhern, B. and Van Hout, B.
Please note that a revised version of this paper has been accepted for publication and is forthcoming in Health Economics. There are some differences between the value set reported in the Health Economics version and the provisional value set reported in the OHE Research Paper version.
This paper presents a model to capture the behaviour of health sector decision makers when making resource allocation decisions on the level and mix of healthcare production, while taking into consideration the maximum expenditure (budget) allowed by the government or the health system regulator.
The paper seeks to address two perennial policy and practical discussions in the UK National Health Service (NHS) (and elsewhere): how to cope with financial austerity; and the opportunity costs of reimbursing new health technologies.
Why might the launch price of a new drug be a poor indicator of future expenditure for a drug? Which are the factors that determine the future prices and market shares of a drug? Understanding the answers to these questions can be crucial when conducting cost-effectiveness analyses i.e. when studying if it is desirable to publicly fund reimburse a new drug. This paper models and studies the price of a new drug along its life-cycle, from launch to discontinuation, to understand how the price of the drug evolves and to help inform cost-effectiveness evaluations.
Papadimitropoulos, M., Elbarazi, I., Blair, I., Katsaiti, M.S., Shah, K. and Devlin, N.
No EQ-5D-5L value sets are currently available in the Middle East to inform decision making in the region’s health care systems. This study tests the feasibility of eliciting EQ-5D-5L values from a general public sample in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) using the EuroQol Group’s standardised valuation protocol.