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James Gaughan
Research Fellow



James Gaughan is a research fellow at the Centre for Health Economics. He joined the Health Policy team in October 2010. He holds a BSc in Economics and Finance as well as an MSc in Health Economics awarded by the University of York.

Current research, under the ESHCRU project, centres on the impact of long term care provision upon outcomes for hospital patients. This includes the determinants of hospital length of stay, patient discharge destination and delays in transfers of care. James has also been involved in research concerning the drivers of cost variation and the construction of reimbursement mechanisms for hospitals. This work draws on a combination of large complex datasets and the use of linked aggregated data.



  • cost variation in the provision of health care services
  • diagnosis related group construction
  • the impact of long term care upon hospital patient outcomes

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James Gaughan
Research Fellow
Centre for Health Economics