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Towse, A.

Occasional Paper
December 2014

This OHE Occasional Paper by Adrian Towse discusses Professor Bengt Jönsson’s observations in a 2011 publication about the role of relative effectiveness research (RE) in the European medicines market and how this could lead to improved efficiency in the development of medicines, the pricing and use of medicines, and of health systems.

On 18th November 2014 OHE’s Professor Nancy Devlin presented at the King’s Fund Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) research conference. Nancy’s presentation focused on the role of the EQ-VAS.

On 28th November 2014 the BMJ published the Editorial “Reforming the Cancer Drug Fund”. In this editorial, Buxton, Longworth, Raftery, Sculpher and Towse  argue that the CDF, with new arrangements for
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Just published in Social Science & Medicine [open access] is a social preference study by OHE’s Koonal Shah and the University of Sheffield’s Aki Tsuchiya and Allan Wailoo. The study examines the extent of societal support for ...

At an OHE seminar on October 30th, OHE’s Professor Devlin and Professor van Hout from University of Sheffield jointly presented the key results from their study ‘An EQ-5D-5L value set for England’. The seminar was well attended,...

The OHE presented the following posters at ISPOR 17th Annual European Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ISPOR’s 17th Annual European Congress is scheduled for 8-12 November 2014 in Amsterdam. This is the second of two blog posts that outlines OHE’s involvement. (The first blog is available...

ISPOR’s 17th Annual European Congress is scheduled for 8-12 November 2014 in Amsterdam. OHE’s Adrian Towse is current President of ISPOR and involved in several sessions. Important research on a range of topics will be...

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.

Rejon-Parrilla, J.C., Hernandez-Villafuerte, K., Shah, K., Mestre-Ferrandiz, J., Garrison, L. and Towse, A.

Consulting Report
May 2014

This report examines the importance and history of HTA evaluations for additional uses for cancer drugs after their initial approval. Included are the ten cancer drugs approved by the EMA during 2003–2005. Decisions by France’s HAS, NICE and Aetna in the US are analysed.

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