The Health Economics Research Centre (HERC)
HERC was established by the University of Oxford in 1996. Our aim is to contribute to health and healthcare in the UK and internationally, by conducting research on economic aspects of health and disease, the costs and benefits of prevention and treatment, and the design and evaluation of health systems.
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Therapist-assisted Online Psychological Therapies for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (STOP-PTSD): trial protocol
EHLERS A. et al, (2020), Trials
Do variations in primary care practice characteristics explain the effect of a financial incentive scheme on antibiotic prescribing? A longitudinal study of the Quality Premium intervention in NHS England.
POUWELS K. et al, (2020), BJGP Open
The use of patient-reported outcome measures to guide referral for hip and knee replacement: Part 1 – the development of an evidence based model linking pre-operative score to the probability of gaining benefit from surgery
PRICE A. et al, (2020), Bone and Joint Journal
Estimating the effect of healthcare-associated infections on excess length of hospital stay using inverse-probability weighted survival curves
Pouwels KB. et al, (2020), Clinical Infectious Diseases
Treat-to-target in PsA: methods and necessity
Dures E. et al, (2020), RMD Open
The economic impact of violence perpetration in severe mental illness: a retrospective, prevalence-based analysis in England and Wales
Tsiachristas A. et al, (2020), The Lancet Public Health, 5, e99 - e106
The use of patient-reported outcome measures to guide referral for hip and knee replacement: Part 2 – a cost-effectiveness analysis
DAKIN H. et al, (2020), Bone and Joint Journal
HERC & BRC Bursary Scheme
Since 2015, HERC has been in collaboration with the Research Education and Training Group at the Biomedical Research Council (BRC) and has supported over 30 funded places to attend our Health Economics Short Courses.
For more information on how to apply for these bursaries please visit the Oxford BRC website HERE
17 February 2020
This paper presents the results of a survey of Health Research Council applicants from 2013 to 2019. The survey asked about the acceptability of using a lottery and if the lottery meant researchers took a different approach to their application.
18 December 2019
Tuesday 31st March 2020, Merton College, Oxford
26 September 2019
Pharmaceutical policies in the long run: Reflections on 60th anniversary of the Hinchliffe Report. This anniversary event was held at Merton College, Oxford on Monday 11 November 2019.
Forthcoming HERC Health Economic Short Courses
TUESDAY 24th MARCH 2020 - LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
This course will be held at The Queens College, Oxford
WEDNESDAY 25th - FRIDAY 27th MARCH 2020 - COURSE FULL: Please complete the booking form to be added to a waiting list.
For further information and to book online please click HERE.
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Forthcoming HERC Events
Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12pm to 1pm @ Big Data Institute (BDI) LG 0 Seminar Room, University of Oxford Old Road Campus, Oxford, OX3 7LF
Thursday, 19 March 2020, 4pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room F, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
This talk is part of a series of health economic seminars which has been organised by the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Primary Care, Department of Economics and HERC.
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
In recent years there has been a marked change in long-term mortality trends in the United Kingdom. Recent mortality statistics show little or no improvements in life expectancy after decades of steady improvement. What has caused these recent trends? Can they be reversed? What are the implications for health and social care policy?