Health and Social Care

Economic constraints on public sector budgets and an aging population have increased the need for research on how best to allocate resources and deliver services that are efficient, equitable and offer good value for money.

CHE’s research on social care is mainly developed under the programmes of our two research units, both funded by the UK Department of Health:

  1. ESHCRU - Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit is a programme of work on the economics of social and health care.  Projects cover funding and resource flows in the care system, market analysis and quality measurement and productivity and efficiency analysis.
  2. EEPRU – Economic Evaluation Policy Research Unit has a broad work programme that covers applied topics and methodological topics related with economic evaluation in health and care. Projects in social care include a review of the methods applied to the economic evaluation of social care interventions, a review of the measurement and valuation of informal (unpaid) care for economic evaluation and a survey of carer’s breaks initiative.         

For further information please click the relevant links above or visit our freely downloadable CHE Research Papers.