Promoting excellence in health care resource allocation decisions


HEDS makes major contributions in areas that include the valuation of health, the analysis of health policy, welfare and equity, technology appraisal, evidence synthesis, econometrics and information sciences

FREE Online courses- enrol now!

Our two FREE online courses are running again in 2018, so if you want to study with the experts at ScHARR to learn how difficult decisions are made about which treatments to fund, and how we can measure the value these treatments bring to patients and society, enrol now! Our Measuring and Valuing Health course started in February 2018 and is still open to new learners and our Health Technology Assessment course is starting in March 2018.

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Smaller steps but a major step change?

Professor John Brazier has written an editorial alongside Professor Andrew Briggs and Professor Sterling Bryan for Health Economics journal. Professor Brazier said: "NICE uses a three level version of the EQ-5D to estimate QALYs. The potential adoption of the new five level version by NICE has important implications for NHS resource allocation. This editorial looks at the arguments for adopting the new five level version (EQ-5D-5L)."

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1-Day short course: Rapid Review Methods

This short course will equip you with a greater insight into the range of rapid review methods that can be used for, and adapted to, your particular review. The purpose is to enable you to deliver methodologically rigorous reviews, that continue to meet the needs of decision makers. The short course may also be of value for you if you commission reviews, or use rapid reviews to inform evidence based practice. Course date: 17th May 2018.

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