Economics of Health Care Systems

How might a change in government spending on cancer research affect the public’s willingness to donate to cancer research charities?

Recently published in Health Policy is an article by Sarah Karlsberg Schaffer, Jon Sussex, Nancy Devlin and Andrew Walker entitled “Local health care expenditure plans and their opportunity costs”.

Professor Luigi Siciliani from the University of York will present an OHE Seminar on 16th September 2015 on the topic of waiting time policies in the health sector.

This post summarises a research grant that OHE and Peking University have been awarded from the EuroQol Group Foundation. The funded research project will explore the inconsistent ordering of levels of the EQ-5D-5L value set.

Rachel Meacock reports on the economics of elevated hospital mortality at weekends.

A Seminar Briefing on the topic of improving the fiscal and political sustainability of health systems through integrated population needs-based planning has just been published by OHE.

Birch, S.

Seminar Briefing
June 2015

It is often argued that the demands for increased healthcare expenditure arising from an ageing population, advancing technologies, and increasing expectations, warrant higher healthcare budgets. Professor Stephen Birch argues that this reactive approach is not sustainable, and that the perceived mismatch between resources and demand is due to poor health service planning. In this briefing, based on an OHE lunchtime seminar, Professor Birch presents a framework to re-focus planning models on population needs.

This post provides an overview of Dr Irene Papanicolas and Professor Alistair McGuire’s OHE Lunchtime Seminar on the effect of financial incentives on hip replacement in England.

OHE has published a Briefing by Karlsberg Schaffer, Sussex and Feng summarising the evidence on incentives that encourage providers of health care to follow guidance on best practice.

Karlsberg Schaffer, S., Sussex, J. and Feng, Y.

Briefing
February 2015

There has been long-standing interest in the use of incentives to encourage delivery of high-quality health care services at the lowest feasible cost.

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