Health economics has emerged over the past 30 years as a major branch of economics that has enabled researchers to influence the way we think about the determinants of health and wellbeing, and how we approach the organization and delivery of health and social care.
Health economics provides a toolkit for all those concerned with the delivery, management and planning of services from clinicians, managers, policy analysts, government and society.
CHE's research has influenced policy and practice for almost 30 years and our aim is to provide the high quality, rigorous and relevant research necessary to continue this endeavour for many more years to come.
Professor Maria Goddard, Director
We have two policy led collaborative programmes supported by grants awarded by the English Department of Health.
The Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU) is a joint collaboration between CHE and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent.
The Economics Evaluation Policy Research Unit (EEPRU) is a joint collaboration between CHE and the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield.
We were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2007 in recognition of the impact of our research on health and health care. In the 2008 RAE we, together with colleagues from the Department of Health Sciences and Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, were ranked equal first in the UK for health services research.
1.30PM, ARRC Auditorium A/RC/014
Kalipso Chalkidou, NICE International
1.30PM, Alcuin A Block A019/020
Professor Dyfrig Hughes, Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University