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.


 

Karlsberg Schaffer, S., Cubi-Molla, P., Devlin, N. and Towse, A.

Consulting Report
April 2016

This report details the views of a selection of experts in the fields of health and welfare economics on the cost-effectiveness threshold used by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to decide which new medicines to recommend for use in the NHS, and the direction of future research in this  area.

O'Neill, P. and Zamora, B.

Consulting Report
February 2016
The objective of this OHE Consulting Report was to outline trends in Scottish Medicines Committee (SMC) advice decisions for medicines for the period October 2009 to September 2015. This report was initiated and funded by Pfizer Ltd. It specifically considers whether there were changes in the trends due to the adoption of new policies by the SMC, namely the increased use of modifiers when assessing cost-effectiveness (e.g.

Sussex, J. and Hernandez-Villafuerte, K.

Research Paper
December 2015

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.

Cole, A., Garrison, L., Mestre-Ferrandiz, J. and Towse, A.

Consulting Report
November 2015

The objective of this OHE Consulting Report was to understand and develop a view on the core principles that should govern how Real-World Data (RWD) is accessed or generated, and used credibly to produce or generate Real-World Evidence (RWE), thereby working toward a set of “international standards”.

O'Neill, P. and Sussex, J.

Consulting Report
May 2015

The OHE undertook an analysis of the uptake of medicines in 13 high income countries. The UK perspective on this was published in November 2014 by the ABPI. OHE has been commissioned by LIF, the trade association of the pharmaceutical industry in Sweden, to reanalyse the international comparison of medicines uptake from the Swedish perspective; and the results are available here and on LIF’s website.

Karlsberg Schaffer, S., Sussex, J., Hughes, D. and Devlin, N.

Research Paper
June 2014

This new research from the OHE examines how Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales adjust spending to meet the statutory requirement of providing access to technologies recommended by NICE within three months after NICE publishes a Technology Appraisal (TA). Based on interviews with medical and/or finance directors of the seven Wales LHBs, the study covers the period from October 2010 through March 2013.

Chambers, J.

Seminar Briefing
March 2014

Cost-effectiveness analysis plays a limited role in US health care compared to many other countries. In this Seminar Briefing, Dr James Chambers, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center, considers the current use of cost-effectiveness analysis in the US and explores the potential value of including it in decisions about coverage for medical technology by Medicare (the national public health insurance programme primarily for people 65+ years of age).

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