Missed iHEA 2019? Or were you there but could not make it to all of the amazing sessions? Stay tuned for my conference highlights! iHEA started on Saturday 13th with pre-congress sessions on fascinating research as well as more prosaic… Read More »Meeting round-up: iHEA Congress 2019
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Every Monday our authors provide a round-up of some of the most recently published peer reviewed articles from the field. We don’t cover everything, or even what’s most important – just a few papers that have interested the author. Visit… Read More »Jason Shafrin’s journal round-up for 15th July 2019
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 not designed to be comprehensive… Read More »Method of the month: Distributional cost effectiveness analysis
The Irrelevance of Inference was a seminal paper published by Karl Claxton in 1999. In it he outlines a stochastic decision making approach to the evaluation of health technologies. A key point that he makes is that we need only to examine… Read More »The irrelevance of inference: (almost) 20 years on is it still irrelevant?
The poor state of public economics communication has been decried in many fora. The consensus of economists regarding issues such as the impacts of austerity, leaving the European Union, and other major policy choices, is in general poorly communicated to the public. With… Read More »PrEP: A story in desperate need of health economics communication
Can we reasonably consider ‘doing nothing’ as an alternative course of action? In many cost-effectiveness analyses the intervention under consideration is compared against a ‘doing nothing’ scenario, although frequently the next best alternative is used. Ultimately the health technology assessment… Read More »The ethics of doing nothing