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Bayesian evidence synthesis and bootstrapping for trial-based economic evaluations: comfortable bed fellows?

By Mohsen Sadatsafavi and Stirling Bryan In economic evaluation of health technologies, evidence synthesis is typically about quantification of the evidence in terms of parameters. Bootstrapping is a non-parametric inferential method in trial-based economic evaluations. On the surface the two… Read More »Bayesian evidence synthesis and bootstrapping for trial-based economic evaluations: comfortable bed fellows?

Recommended reading for Steven Levitt

Steven Levitt and his trusty Freakonomics sidekick were invited by David Cameron to advise on health policy, as they recount in their latest book. Apparently the PM walked out on them. Levitt has kindly given us some more details on his proposal for British healthcare. It consisted of… Read More »Recommended reading for Steven Levitt

Social impact bonds: is an ounce of (bond) prevention worth more than a pound of (budgetary) cure

It is one of the curious ironies of history that ideas which tend to destroy also help to rebuild. Innovative financial instruments played a key role in the 2007-2008 financial crisis that not only dented economic growth worldwide, but also… Read More »Social impact bonds: is an ounce of (bond) prevention worth more than a pound of (budgetary) cure