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Economic Evaluation to support local decision makers


Contacts: Gerry Richardson, Laura Bojke

As part of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC-YH, 2008-19), CHE has built collaborations with local health care decision makers and providers to support and enhance their research. These will be further developed as part of the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC-YH, 2019-2024). In particular, there are three strands to this work:

a) Supporting the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Members of CHE have been selected as panel members on the Clinical Research and Effectiveness Committee (CREC) and the Research sub group of VoY CCG. Their role on these committees is to ensure that wherever feasible, cost-effectiveness evidence is used in decision making. This input has impacted directly on local policy and provision of services, including the commissioning of additional rehabilitation beds to serve York and East Yorkshire.

b) Supporting Local authorities. With colleagues from neighbouring Local Authorities we have developed an Air Quality Toolkit which is available for use by any decision maker with relevant data. The toolkit has already been used to assess the cost-effectiveness of air quality strategies in West Yorkshire.

c) Prioritisation of research for service providers. We are actively involved in research prioritisation in cardiovascular disease. We have led a workshop that brought together academics, cardiologists, research funders and commissioners to generate a ranking of research priorities in this clinical area.



Hinde S, Bojke L, Horsfield L, Richardson G. The relevant perspective of economic evaluations informing local decision makers: an exploration in weight loss services. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2019;doi:10.1007/s40258-019-00538-8.   

Hinde S, Bojke L, Richardson G. Understanding and addressing the challenges of conducting quantitative evaluation at a local level: a worked example of the available approaches. BMJ Open 2019;9(11):e029830. 

Hinde S, Setters J, Bojke L, Hex N, Richardson G. Does the integration of response services lead to meaningful change in healthcare activity? A Case Study Evaluation. Journal of Integrated Care 2019;27(3):193-203.


Bojke L, Schmitt L, Lomas J, Richardson G, Weatherly H. Economic evaluation of environmental interventions:reflections on methodological challenges and developments. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018;15(11):2459.

Duarte A, Bojke C, Cayton W, Salawu A, Case B, Bojke L, Richardson G. Impact of specialist rehabilitation services on hospital length of stay and associated costs. The European Journal of Health Economics 2018;19(7):1-27-1034.


Hinde S, Bojke L, Richardson G, Retat L, Webber L. The cost-effectiveness of population Health Checks: have the NHS Health Checks been unfairly maligned? Journal of Public Health 2017;doi:10.1007/s10389-017-0801-8. Download from Springer


Lomas J, Schmitt L, Jones S, McGeorge M, Bates E, Holland M, Cooper D, Crowther R, Ashmore M, Rojas Rueda D, Weatherly H, Richardson G, Bojke L. A pharmacoeconomic approach to assessing the costs and benefits of air quality interventions that improve health: a case study. BMJ Open 2016;6(6):e010686. Download from bmj