Helen Weatherly gave an invited presentation and participated in the panel debate on 'Trials methodology meets social care research: issues and opportunities' at the International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, held in Brighton on 8 October.
Samuel Lordemus presented 'Colonial origins and health facilities performance in the D.R.Congo' at the 14th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network, Barcelona, Spain 18-19 October.
21-22 October, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra participated as an academic delegate in a workshop convened jointly by ESRC (on behalf of UKRI) and Colciencias (Colombian research council) to help scope and prioritise thematic areas for a joint research call between UK and Colombian funders. The workshop was held in Bogota and its primary focus was mental health in the context of peacebuilding in Colombia.
David Glynn presented his PhD work to members of the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) in London, 21-22 October. The presentation was titled 'Practical methods to support research prioritisation decisions: rapid assessment of the need for evidence'.
Pedro Saramago Goncalves was an external examiner of the PhD thesis of Bernardo Pinto, at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Porto, Portugal on 25 October. He also presented the seminar entitled 'Synthesising individual-level data for decision making in healthcare: challenges from a set of case studies' at the same event.
In October, Jessica Ochalek and James Lomas visited Haiyin Wang at the Shanghai Health Development Research Center where they gave a seminar on 'The estimation of health opportunity costs'. Jessica also presented 'Health opportunity costs and cost effectiveness thresholds' at the 2nd China Health Technology Assessment Conference in Beijing.
3-5 September Marc Suhrcke visited colleagues in Santiago, Chile to disseminate findings from CHE's co-led project on the impact of the sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Chile. Marc appeared on national television to discuss the work.
Francesco Longo attended the EuHEA PhD-Supervisor and ECR conference in Porto, Portugal, 3–6 September, where he presented ‘Does perspective matter in the economic evaluation of social care services? An application to vision rehabilitation services in England’.
4-6 September, Fan Yang presented ‘How much evidence do we have, and how much more do we need for assessing the impact of public health interventions on health inequalities?’ at the Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 in Cork, Ireland.
On 9-10 September, Adriana Castelli, Martin Chalkley, James Gaughan and Idaira Rodriguez Santana hosted 8 delegates from the Malaysia Productivity Corporation, the Civil Service Department of Malaysia, the Department of Statistics Malaysia and the Ministry of Economic Affairs Malaysia to discuss issues relating with the measurement of health sector productivity.
Susan Griffin presented 'The evidence-policy gap in prevention' at the Public Health England conference held in Warwick, on 11 September during the session on ' Who is in it for the long haul? Why don’t we commit to prevention?'.
Between 13-19 September, Rodrigo Morena-Serra visited the Brazilian partners within the GHE-2 project at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Economics Department to discuss their collaborative research work and also to give an academic seminar.
Rowena Jacobs gave a presentation on ‘The cost and quality of mental healthcare provision and the value of service quality in the English NHS’ at the Workshop on the Economics of Mental Wellbeing, at Monash University, 19 September. She also gave an invited seminar presentation at the Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne on 23 September and an invited seminar presentation at Macquarie University, 16 September 2019. She gave a further invited presentation on "Funding of mental health services" at an Executive Roundtable on mental health in Sydney, Australia for the NSW Mental Health Commission; Australian Productivity Commission; NSW Treasury; NSW Health; Mental Health Coordinating Council; National Mental Health Commission; NSW Premier and Cabinet. She was also invited to an Expert Roundtable meeting on the Economics of Mental Health with the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, in Melbourne. She also met with the Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry on funding of mental health care, in Melbourne.
Nils Gutacker took part in the EuroQol Plenary Meeting in Brussels on 18-21 September.
Susan Griffin, Fan Yang, Simon Walker and Mark Sculpher put on a workshop on 23 September at the Principal York on 'Wider societal impacts of public health interventions', for a Public Health Policy Research Unit funded project on the topic.
Mark Sculpher and Mike Drummond were invited to participate in a summit in Washington DC on how medical ‘cures’ should be evaluated in health technology assessment, and particularly in the context of the Institute Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) in the USA.
Sumit Mazumdar was an invited speaker at the Development Policy Seminar entitled ‘The challenge of financing primary health care in India'. Held on 9 August in New Delhi, India.
Adriana Castelli and Nils Gutacker attended the Nordic Health Economic Study Group (NHESG) in Reykjavic, Iceland on 21 -23 August. Where they presented and discussed several papers. As part of this conference, they also met with the president of Iceland.
Paul Revill and Wiktoria Tafesse attended the SPEED Universal Health Care conference in Kampala, Uganda. Wiktoria and their colleague Kenneth Katumba, from MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit, won the 2 available prizes for best conference presentations. Paul also visited the University of Bergen during August.
Several CHE staff attended the Health Economists’ Study Group Summer 2019 meeting hosted by the University of East Anglia (UEA), from 3-5 July. Gowokani Chirwa presented 'The impact of Ghana’s national health insurance on psychological distress'. Vijay GC presented 'How value of information methods are used in decision making to inform further research within an iterative process of analysis? A systematic review'. Francesco Longo presented 'Does perspective matter in the economic evaluation of social care services? An application to vision rehabilitation services in England'. Rita Santos presented 'The impact of mergers on general practices quality'. Dan Liu Chaired one of the discussions.
Georgios Nikolaidis gave the presentation 'Borrowing-strength from indirect evidence in health technology assessment: methods and policy implications' at the Meta-analysis In Medicine meeting (MiM), the University of Birmingham, 4 July.
Helen Weatherly gave an invited presentation entitled 'Economic evaluation methods applied to social care interventions: Current methods and next steps' at King's Health Economics, Kings College London on 10 July.
Dan Liu attended the 2nd National Primary Care Dataset Workshop, 11-12 July at the University of Manchester. James Gaughan gave a seminar entitled ‘Pay and heterogeneity of response: The case of Best Practice Tariffs’ also at the University of Manchester on 22 July.
CHE staff attended the iHEA Conference in Basel, Switzerland, 13-17 July. Among the many presentations were; Luis Fernandes 'Peer pressure in surgery: How colleagues determine a physician’s treatment style'; Pete Smith 'When markets fail: Common goods for health'; Simon Walker 'A framework for economic evaluation when costs and effects cross sectors'; Susan Griffin ' A case study in social cash transfers and subsidies for agriculture in Malawi'; Andrew Mirelman 'Economic evaluation and equity impacts of population- and system-level interventions in low- and middle-income countries: concepts challenges and an application to primary health care in Brazil'; Noemi Kreif 'From impact evaluation to decision-analysis: Assessing the extent and quality of evidence on 'Value for Money' in health impact evaluations in low- and middle-income countries'; Nils Gutacker 'Programme evaluation and decision-analytical modelling: Estimating the cost-effectiveness of the English Hip Fracture Pay- for-Performance Programme'; Rita Faria 'Clarifying health gains and losses when communicating cost-effectiveness analysis' and 'Value and uncertainties in identifying the cost-effective sequence of tests'; Ieva Skarda 'Microsimulation for lifecourse economic evaluation: A framework and application to early years policy'; Sumit Mazumdar 'Does higher public expenditure on health leads to faster achievement of health-related sustainable development goals? Evidence from state-level panel data in India for the past two decades'; Mike Drummond 'Does the use of economic evaluation have an impact on the utilization of health care resources? Evidence from two european countries'. For details of the meeting round-up, see The Academic Health Economists Blog written by Rita Faria.
Andrew Mirelman and Noemi Kreif hosted GHE2 team colleagues, Ijeoma Edoka and Maninie Molatseli, from PRICELESS SA, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa for two weeks, 3-14 June. The photo shows their colleague Nick Stacey participating remotely.
Sumit Mazumdar presented the seminar entitled 'Understanding health system financing reforms for universal coverage in low-and-middle-income countries: The crossroads of politics, history and economics' at the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO-EMRO) in Cairo, Egypt on 10 June.
Dan Liu gave a presentation and a poster session for the paper entitled 'Relationship between size and quality in general practice' at the 'Westlake Youth Forum' 10-13 June, in Haining, China, hosted by Zhejiang University, the China Medical Board, and the China Health Policy and Management Society. She also attended 'The 2019 Global Young Scholars Forum on Health Management and the 2nd Jingling Forum on Health Policy and Management' on 14-16 June in Nanjing, China.
Fan Yang attended the 1st EuroQol Asia Academy Meeting 2019 in Guangzhou, China on 11-12 June as a discussant. The meeting aimed to support methodological studies in the region by bringing the EQ-5D researchers from Asian countries together to share their methodological works.
Mark Sculpher visited the Drug Evaluation Unit in Taipei in Taiwan on 13 June, and on 14 June spoke at the 2019 International Health Technology Assessment Workshop in Taipei.
19 June Rodrigo Moreno-Serra was an invited panelist for a 'Question Time' style panel organised during the 8th Annual Conference of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), held at the University of Leeds. The panel involved academics with experience in conducting research in and securing grant funding related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Laurie Rachet Jacquet presented 'The causal effect of hospital volumes on health gains from hip replacement surgery' a joint paper written with Nils Gutacker and Luigi Siciliani, at the 5th IRDES-Dauphine workshop on Applied Health Economics and Policy Evaluation which was held in Paris on 20-21 June.
24-25 June, María José Aragón attended the Second Essen Economics of Mental Health Workshop, Mental Health over the Life-course, hosted by CINCH, Essen, Germany.
Ana Duarte was an invited speaker at the Challenges in the Adoption of Regenerative Medicine Therapies Workshop held at the University of Toronto, Canada on 24-25 June. Her talk was entitled 'Challenges in the economic evaluation of ATMPs'.
Noemi Kreif presented a seminar about Using machine learning in policy evaluation at HEHTA Glasgow on 14 May.
Between 14-22 May, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra visited Colombia to hold meetings for the 'War & Peace' project. In Bogota, these included a meeting with Ministry of Health officials about the next steps planned for the project, as well as supporting qualitative interviews with representatives of Doctors Without Borders and the International Organization for Migration. In Villavicencio, he met with the local secretary of health and other representatives of the local government to present results of the health survey which was conducted in the Meta province and to gather input for the second phase of the survey.
Francesco Romponi presented 'Costs, consequences and choices: Economic evaluation of alcohol interventions' at the University of York Research Staff Conference held on 16 May.
Mark Sculpher attended the ISPOR meeting in New Orleans 18-22 May and participated in an Issues Panel entitled ‘Beyond cost-effectiveness analysis: How can we make global value assessments more flexible and comprehensive?
Laurie Rachet Jacquet, Luis Fernandes, Martin Chalkley and Nils Gutacker attended the annual meeting of the European Training Network in ‘Improving quality of care in Europe’ (IQCE) on 28-29 May. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721402.
Paul Revill attended and gave 2 talks at the UNAIDS Global Consultation on the Sustainability of the AIDS Response results 8-10 April, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Nelson Teich attended the IX Oncoguia National Forum in Brasília, Brazil 16-17 April 2019. He sat on various panel discussions and gave the lecutre entitled 'For a sustainable, accessible and fair oncology: Proposals and priorities.
Adriana Castelli, Martin Chalkley, James Gaughan and Idaira Rodriguez Santana hosted two governmental officials from the Malaysian Productivity and Competitiveness Corporation (MPC) 30 April - 1 May, during which time they held a workshop of healthcare system productivity and discussed potential future collaborations. Rodrigo Moreno-Serra joined them on the second day of the visit.
Nils Gutacker presented work on 'hospital pay-for-performance schemes' at the University of Melbourne on 1 March, the Macquarie University on 5 March and NHS England on 27 March. He also presented work on the 'effect of dispending rights in primary care' at City University on 13 March.
Francesco Longo attended a 1-day workshop in Birmingham entitled 'How can economic evidence be used to inform resource allocation decisions in social care?' on 5 March. He also gave a brief presentation 'Integrated personal commissioning: final reporting' at the Integrated Care Policy Evaluation Reference Group (ICPERG) meeting in London on 28 March.
Paul Revill attended a consultation on Universal Health Care at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.
Wiktoria Tafesse gave a conference presentation, with Martin Chalkley attending as a co-author/participant, at the Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference 2019, Economic Development in Africa on 17-19 March in Oxford.
Susan Griffin gave a talk at the Opportunities for Securing our Future Health, Centre for Future Health and University of York Research Impact Conference, on 22 March. Her talk was entitled 'Determining how policies change health inequality to inform funding decisions.
Helen Weatherly participated in the Fourteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry held in Venice 29-31 March. She presented a paper entitled 'Investigating the economic case of a service to support carers of people with dementia'. Also at the same Workshop Rowena Jacobs presented a paper on 'The cost and quality of mental healthcare provision and the value of service quality in the English NHS'. The paper was joint with co-authors María José Aragón, Adriana Castelli, Maria Goddard, Hugh Gravelle, Nils Gutacker and Anne Mason, from CHE, as well as colleagues from the Universities of Sheffield and Birmingham. She was also co-author on two other papers presented at the Workshop, one paper on 'Obtaining a measure of quality of NHS care in mental health services in the UK by linking HoNOS and ReQoL-10' joint with Anju Keetharuth and Donna Rowen (Sheffield); and 'Examining equity in the utilisation of psychiatric inpatient care among patients with severe mental illness in Ontario, Canada' joint with Claire de Oliveira and Joyce Cheng (Toronto).
Nils Gutacker presented the seminar ‘Financial incentives and prescribing behaviour in primary care’ at the University of Manchester on 18 February and again at Monash University, Australia on 25 February.
James Love-Koh and Susan Griffin presented at the NICE Technical Forum, at NICE in Manchester 21 February on 'Providing information about the health inequality impact of public health recommendations'. Susan also presented at the NICE Health Economists in Guidelines meeting at NICE in Manchester 25 February on 'Kinked thresholds' and also presented during, and took part in a question and answer session for an ISPOR Scientific Summit Webinar on 28 February entitled 'Novel approaches to value assessment, within the cost-effectiveness framework'.
Sumit Mazumdar, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra and Marc Suhrcke attended a high-level consultative meeting on the Health System Financing Policy Agenda in India, in New Delhi, February 27-28. Organised by CHE in collaboration with leading health economics researchers from India, and key policy-makers across Indian provinces. Approximately 30 participants attended the meeting, which witnessed 20 speakers presenting their views and perspectives on the key research challenges and issues on health financing in India. The meeting was inaugurated by Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, of National Health Agency, Govt, of India and several other key officials attended from different Indian states including Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
Helen Weatherly gave an invited presentation at the University of Warwick entitled 'Economic evaluation methods applied to social (long term) care interventions: where are we now? on 28 February.
CHE hosted The Health Economists' Study Group winter 2019 meeting from 7-9 January 2019. Read more...
Richard Cookson and Nils Gutacker went to Tromsø, Norway 14 - 17 January, to take part in the inaugural meeting of the ‘Tracing causes of inequalities in health and well-being’ project, which is led by Professor Jan Abel Olsen, Arctic University of Tromsø. Nils also gave a seminar entitled 'Program evaluation and decision-analytical modelling: The English hip fracture P4P scheme’ at the University of Nottingham on 31 January.
CHE staff attended the Thanzi la Onse (TLO) International Conference in Malawi from 29 -31 January. The three-day event reunited key TLO collaborators across the UK and East Africa, as well as policy-makers and other researchers. Read more...