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Our quarterly newsletter. Issue 8 is out now. Please download here.

HERC database of mapping studies - new version released

Version 3.0 of this database is now available, which is based on updated searches and includes 13 new mapping studies, bringing the total of studies in the database up to 103. The database can be used to estimate utilities for economic evaluation or health technology assessment, identify best practice in mapping studies and to identify or prevent duplicate publication. More information, and access to the database, is available here

Latest Publications

Pankhurst, L, Macfarlane-Smith, L, Buchanan, J, Anson, L, Davies, K, O'Connor, L, Ashwin, H, Pike, G, Dingle, KE, Peto, TE, Wordsworth, S, Walker, AS, Wilcox, MH, and Crook, DW (2014). Can rapid integrated polymerase chain reaction-based diagnostics for gastrointestinal pathogens improve routine hospital infection control practice? A diagnostic study. Health Technol Assess, 18(53):1-167.

Morton, R and Webster, A (2014). Quality of life in chronic kidney disease. In: Arici M, editor. Management of Chronic Kidney Disease. A Clinician’s Guide. New York: Springer. (ISBN: 978-3-642-54636-5 Print 978-3-642-54637-2 Online).

Dakin, HA
, Wordsworth, S, Rogers, CA, Abangma, G, Raftery, J, Harding, SP, Lotery, AJ, Downes, SM, Chakravarthy, U, and Reeves, BC (2014). Cost-effectiveness of ranibizumab and bevacizumab for age-related macular degeneration: 2-year findings from the IVAN randomised trial. BMJ Open, 4(7):e005094.

Pandey, S, McLernon, DJ, Scotland, G, Mollison, J, Wordsworth, S, and Bhattacharya, S (2014). Cost of fertility treatment and live birth outcome in women of different ages and BMI. Hum Reprod, (EPub) pii: deu184.

Leal, J
, Wordsworth, S, Oerton, J, Khalid, JM, and Dezateux, C (2014). Synthesis framework estimating prevalence of MCADD and sensitivity of newborn screening programme in the absence of direct evidence. J Clin Epidemiol, Epub (pii: S0895-4356(14)00204-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.05.011).

Bourke, S, Burns, R, and Gaynor, R (2014). Challenges in Generating Costs and Utilisation Rates Associated with Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. Journal of Market Access and Health Policy, 2:24072

HERC Seminar Series

Forthcoming Seminars

Monday 22 September 2014, 1.00pm
Nick Bansback, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. 'Can patient centred care improve outcomes and save costs?'

Thursday 25 September 2014, 3.00pm
Katharina Hauck, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College Business School, London. 'The social determinants of health: does the data support the rhetoric?'

Friday 3 October 2014, 1.00pm
Brendan Walsh, Research Associate, School of Health Sciences, City University London. 'Decomposition analysis in health inequalities.'

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 4.00pm
James Raftery, Professor of HTA, University of Southampton 'NICE: how much has it saved the NHS? Would cross-the-board price cuts save more?'

Thursday 20 November 2014, 4.00pm
Graham Scotland, Senior Research Fellow, HERU, University of Aberdeen 'In with the old, out with the new. In search of ways to help health economists’ break their addiction to technology adoption'

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 4.00pm
Yiu-Shing Lau, PhD student, University of Manchester. 'Is the weekend effect on mortality attributable to variations in the quality of care received?'

HERC Short Courses

  • Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation

  • 16 October 2014, Oxford Course Full - please complete the booking form to be added to the waiting list
    17 October 2014, Oxford Course Full - please complete the booking form to be added to the waiting list
    23 April 2015, Oxford New date available
    24 April 2015, Oxford New date available
    15 October 2015, Oxford New date available
    16 October 2015, Oxford New date available


Conferences and Workshops co-organised by HERC

International Health Conference 2015 - a date for your diaries
25-27 June 2015, St Hugh's College, Oxford. More information.