In recent months attendance at the journal club has declined to zero, despite maintaining interest in the build-up. Here at AHE blog towers we don’t have the resources to promote #HEJC any more. Promotion is unlikely to make a difference anyway; the world of health economics is a relatively small one and it will always be difficult to satisfy enough people’s preferences regarding topics and timings. However, we still think a health economics journal club serves a purpose and know that people are interested. So, we are introducing a new format. This new format depends more on individuals (you) than on large numbers attending on a regular basis.
Here’s how it will work:
- On the first day of each month a list of recently published working papers and discussion papers will be posted. This will be accompanied by a call for discussants.
- Readers of the blog can volunteer to discuss a paper by completing the accompanying form. A discussant will be expected to write a short summary of the paper and a short discussion. The discussant will decide when the Twitter discussion will take place.
- The discussant’s submission will be posted on the blog one week in advance of the Twitter discussion.
- The Twitter discussion will take place in the same way as previously.
For more details, visit the updated #HEJC page.