When should blood transfusions be given after cardiac surgery?

Dr Sarah Wordsworth and Elizabeth Stokes are co-authors on trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Further information

HERC news

Our quarterly newsletter. Issue 10 is out now. Please download here.

Genomics, the data revolution and health—the 2015 Astellas Innovation Debate

HERC researcher James Buchanan has written on 'Genomics, the data revolution and health economics' in the BMJ. Click here to read

DPhil in Population Health: HERC DPhil Research Projects 2015

Admission for applications for 2015-2016 is now closed. Further information on the Nuffield Department of Population Health DPhil (3 year) programme and further information about the combined MSc in Global Health Science/DPhil in Population Health (4 year funded) programme can be found 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

(CTT) Collaboration (Writing Committee),, Fulcher, J, O'Connell, R, Voysey, M, Emberson, J, Blackwell, L, Mihaylova, B, Simes, J, Collins, R, Kirby, A, Colhoun, H, Braunwald, E, La Rosa, J, Pedersen, T, Tonkin, A, Davis, B, Sleight, P, Franzosi, M, Baigent, C, and Keech, A (2015). Efficacy and safety of LDL-lowering therapy among men and women: meta-analysis of individual data from 174 000 participants in 27 randomised trials Lancet( doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61368-4).

Murphy, GJ, Pike, K, Rogers, CA, Wordsworth, S, Stokes, EA, Angelini, GD, and Reeves, BC (2015). Liberal or Restrictive Transfusion after Cardiac Surgery. N Engl J Med, 372(11):997-1008.

Buchanan, J, Wordsworth, S,
O'Connor, L, Pike, G, Walker, A, Wilcox, M, and Crook, D (2015). Management of patients with suspected infectious diarrhoea in hospitals in England Journal of Hospital Infection, EPub Feb 2015.

Buchanan, J
and Wordsworth, S (2015). Welfarism Versus Extra-Welfarism: Can the Choice of Economic Evaluation Approach Impact on the Adoption Decisions Recommended by Economic Evaluation Studies? Pharmacoeconomics, [Epub ahead of print].

Morton, R, Schlackow, I
, Mihaylova, B, Staplin, N, Gray, A, and Cass, A (2015). The impact of social disadvantage in moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease: an equity-focused systematic review. Nephrol Dial Transplant , pii: gfu394. [Epub ahead of print].

HERC Seminar Series

Forthcoming Seminars

Monday 13 April 2015 12.00 pm

Dr Joel Smith, Health Economist, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh Medical School
'Bayesian methods (model averaging and belief networks) when mapping from the Modified Rankin Scale to the EQ-5D'
Monday 27 April 2015 12.00 pm
Benjamin Parker, University of Warwick
Title tbc
Tuesday 26 May 2015 1.00 pm
Professor Karl Claxton, University of York
Which health technologies, at what price and for whom: estimating the cost-effectiveness threshold for NICE and the NHS
Monday 29 June 2015 4.00 pm
Dr Ellen Van de Poel, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Title tbc

HERC Short Courses

  • Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation
    15 October 2015, Oxford
    16 October 2015, Oxford


Conferences and Workshops co-organised by HERC

Personalised Medicine and Resource Allocation Conference
Organised by the Centre for Personalised Medicine & and the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford
2 March 2015, St Anne's College, Oxford. Registration now closed. More information.

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