Simulation and data analysis are two of the principle parts of health economics research. Most Master’s courses teach both, although many focus more heavily on the former. There are many programs and packages available to a researcher, each with their… Read More »Tools of the trade
Health economics, statistics, and health services research at the University of Warwick. Also like rock climbing and making noise on the guitar.
What causes people to respond to incentives? From a simplistic view we may say that people just pick the option with the highest utility; everybody has a price, right? Financial incentives are often used to alter health related behaviours. In… Read More »The impact of incentives
Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, recently published an article online for his Guardian column discussing hospital level variation in Bowel Cancer mortality. In this article he discusses how journalists often see patterns in random variation, to which he responds… Read More »Cause and effect: Hospital choice and rankings