OHE Publications

OHE releases a number of publications throughout the year, authored by OHE team members and/or outside experts. All are free for download as pdf files; hard copies of some publications are available upon request.

A description of the OHE publications categories.


 

Cross, J.T. and Garrison, L.

Briefing
August 2008

This Briefing reports the discussions of a group of experts at an OHE workshop on the benefit-risk assessments of drugs. The objective was to identify how particular tools and methods used in economic analysis and the decision sciences might improve the methodologies that regulatory authorities apply to evaluate drug benefit and risk.

Chauhan, D. and Sussex, J.

Monograph
March 2008

About one pound of every eleven spent in the UK goes to health care, most to NHS care. A large body of data is available on health care inputs and expenditures; far less is known about the outcomes that the resources and activities produce. Yet, knowing the outcomes achieved by health services is essential to being able to achieve the greatest benefit, the best patient care, from the resources used. The effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of the NHS all depend on knowing the outcomes it is achieving.

For Schools
January 2007

For over a decade, the OHE website included a popular interactive e-source, The Economics of Health Care, focusing on the UK and aimed at post-16 students of economic courses. Because the details of how the NHS is organised have changed considerably, we have moved this material to the archive. We continue to make them available because the basic concepts of health economics and the types of issues the NHS faces have not changed.

Murray, C.

Monograph
April 2006

Annual lecture by Christopher Murray, who speaks in the UK about the work on health systems performance assessment (HSPA) at the World Health Organization. He gives some reflections on this work and traces some implications for the UK. These reflections are based on five years of work involving a large number of researchers and policy analysts at WHO and in academic institutions around the world.

St. John, T., Leon, L. and McCulloch, A.

Monograph
January 2005

I suspect most of us who have had anything to do with the issues surrounding young people’s mental health believe that resolving issues in early life is important to mental health and social functioning in later life. We might articulate this in different ways, and clearly any naive model will have counter evidence and counter examples. However, it seems clear that early vulnerability is predictive not just of mental health problems in later life but also of poor socialisation, criminality, lack of participation, relationship difficulties and so on.

Sussex, J. and Street, A. eds.

Monograph
October 2004

The material in this book is drawn from presentations and discussions at the conference "New Financial Flows for NHS Hospitals – Introducing Payment by Results in England: Some Lessons from Overseas" held at The Commonwealth Club, London, on 31st March 2004.

The conference was jointly organised by the Office of Health Economics and the University of York Centre for Health Economics.

Appleby, J. Devlin, N. and Dawson, D.

Monograph
July 2004

Prior to the 2002 Spending Review Derek Wanless was asked by the Chancellor of The Exchequer to assess the ‘financial and other resources required to ensure that the NHS can provide a publicly funded, comprehensive, high quality service on the basis of clinical need and not ability to pay.’ The resultant report on the future course of NHS spending was immensely important.

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