A few weeks ago, NICE published its ‘updated principles‘ – a guide to what the Institute takes into account when developing its guidance, and to the “morals, ethics and values” that underpin its recommendations. This… Read More »Some reflections on the new NICE Principles
Efficiency and Equity
Welfare, efficiency, equity and possible conflicts; inequal-
ity and the socio-economic ‘gradient’; evaluating efficiency at system level: international comparisons in the developed world; techniques for measuring equity and inequity; evaluat- ing equity at system level: equity in financing arrangements; evaluating equity at system level: equity in service access and delivery; evaluating equity at system level: equity in the dis- tribution of health; institutional arrangements for efficiency and equity; implications for health care financing and delivery systems in the developed world; centralization and decentral- ization in health care; the role and regulation of markets in developed countries.
Once a month we discuss a particular research method that may be of interest to people working in health economics. We’ll consider widely used key methodologies, as well as more novel approaches. Our reviews are… Read More »Method of the month: Distributional cost effectiveness analysis
In this week’s round-up, I highlighted a recent paper in the journal Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. There are some interesting ideas presented regarding the challenge of decision-making at the individual patient level, and in particular… Read More »On the commensurability of efficiency
It is a contentious issue in philosophy whether an omission can be the cause of an event. At the very least it seems we should consider causation by omission differently from ‘ordinary’ causation. Consider Sarah McGrath’s… Read More »Are we estimating the effects of health care expenditure correctly?