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An increasing number of qualitative and quantitative research papers in health economics and genomics have been published in recent years. To keep track of these publications, and to have a useful summary of available publications at hand, researchers at HERC have set up a database of health economics and genomics studies. HERC database of health economics and genomics studies

The publications that have been included in this database have been identified using a scoping review. This review did not address a specific research question, nor did it encompass the quality assessment of selected papers.

Each of the included papers has been categorised by “Type” of publication. We distinguish between papers that focus on methods, (systematic) reviews, economic evaluations, other applied works, and commentaries. In addition, authors that have been particularly active in the field of health economics and genomics are integrated into the database in a way that simplifies the search for author-specific publications (the profile and affiliation of each author can be found at the bottom of the table).

As the included papers were identified using a scoping review, the database may not include every paper in health economics and genomics. If a relevant paper is missing from the database, please do pass this information on to Patrick Fahr ( The current version (1.0) is based on a search conducted in April 2018 and the database will be updated quarterly.

Download the Database of health economics and genomics studies here


If you use this database as a data source for a published paper or report, please cite the database as follows:

Fahr P, Buchanan J, Wordsworth S. 2018. HERC database of health economics and genomics studies, Version 1.0 (Last updated 30.04.2018). Available at


A scoping search was performed in three databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, and EconLit) to identify publications in the field of health economics and genomics. Cross-referencing was then undertaken, and the publication records of key authors were reviewed. 

Errors or omissions

We hope that this database contains most of the papers that have been published in health economics and genomics. However, neither the researchers who have developed this database (Patrick Fahr, James Buchanan, Sarah Wordsworth) nor HERC can accept responsibility for any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or consequences arising from the use of this database. If a relevant paper is missing from the database, or if errors have been made, please do contact Patrick Fahr (

Patrick Fahr, James Buchanan and Sarah Wordsworth, 8 May 2018