Posts about current affairs, as well as updates about the blog itself.
We’ve launched a community calendar and jobs board
You can now promote jobs and events (for free) on the blog. Both are community resources, relying on input from you, dear reader.
Save Sheffield’s MSc Economics & Health Economics!
The news was recently shared that the University of Sheffield will no longer run its MSc Economics & Health Economics course. If there was ever a time that this course is important, it is now. Please sign the petition below… Read More »Save Sheffield’s MSc Economics & Health Economics!
Add events listings to our new community calendar
For several years, we’ve provided health economics events listings at aheblog.com/events. Today we’re pleased to announce a new and vastly improved community events calendar. The events calendar is available in its usual place. However, you can now submit full details… Read More »Add events listings to our new community calendar
Support the blog – become a patron
We’re well into our 7th year here at blog HQ, and we’re pleased with what we’ve achieved. Back in February 2011, there wasn’t much online discussion of health economics beyond the traditional journals. Now, we have a multi-national roster of… Read More »Support the blog – become a patron
Hawking is right, Jeremy Hunt does egregiously cherry pick the evidence
I’m beginning to think Jeremy Hunt doesn’t actually care what the evidence says on the weekend effect. Last week, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking criticized Hunt for ‘cherry picking’ evidence with regard to the ‘weekend effect’: that patients admitted at the… Read More »Hawking is right, Jeremy Hunt does egregiously cherry pick the evidence
“Economists are the gods of global health.” Richard Horton at it again!
Richard Horton dislikes the economics discipline. That should not come as a shock to anyone. But worse still, this animus appears to arise from a misunderstanding of what economists actually do. Not so long ago, we discussed the fundamental errors… Read More »“Economists are the gods of global health.” Richard Horton at it again!
How to cite The Academic Health Economists’ Blog
Occasionally we get emails from people who would like to cite our blog posts. Usually, these requests are framed as ‘is this going to be published in a journal?’. It’s no surprise that people are more comfortable citing the traditional… Read More »How to cite The Academic Health Economists’ Blog
What’s going on at the New England Journal of Medicine?
Editorial policies between the top medical journals differ. Some take a ‘crusading’ view and campaign on contemporary health issues. The BMJ falls into this camp, although this has sometimes led them to take political positions that might be contrary to… Read More »What’s going on at the New England Journal of Medicine?
Rugby, Rugby, Rugby
This morning saw headlines reporting the publication of an open letter to MPs calling for a ban on contact rugby in schools. The letter argues that the high impact collisions in rugby lead to a number of serious injuries including… Read More »Rugby, Rugby, Rugby