Evidence sources for Health Economics

YHPHO has become part of Public Health England, joining its Knowledge and Intelligence Team (Northern and Yorkshire).

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NHS EED

The NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) is managed by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. It consists of structured abstracts and assists decision-makers by systematically identifying and describing economic evaluations, appraising their quality and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses. The database is funded by the Department of Health and is publicly available via the CRD website and to subscribing organisations via the Cochrane Library.
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OHE HEED database

The Health Economic Evaluation Database is produced by the Office of Health Economics in collaboration with the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Associations. It contains bibliographic and reference information on studies of cost-effectiveness and other forms of economic evaluations of medicines and other treatments. It is available by subscription.
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EURONHEED

European Network of Health Economics Evaluation Databases This is a network of seven databases in seven European academic centres covering 17 European countries providing bibliographical references and critical analyses on the socio-economic evaluation of healthcare. The project is funded by the European Commission and use is free.
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PEDE - Paediatric Economic Database Evaluation

A bibliographic database on full economic evaluations relating to interventions directed at the paediatric population. Produced by The Hospital for Sick Children in association with the University of Toronto.
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE): Health Technology Appraisals and Public Health guidance

NICE is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health. NICE produces guidance in three areas of health:

  • public health - guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention of ill health for those working in the NHS, local authorities and the wider public and voluntary sector
  • health technologies - guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures within the NHS
  • clinical practice - guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS.

NICE bases its recommendations on a review of clinical and economic evidence; that is, how well the medicine or treatment works in relation to how much it costs the NHS - does it represent value for money? NICE acknowledges that something can be both expensive and value for money. Full details of NICE guidance and programmes are available from their website.
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Comprehensive Tables of Cost-Utility Ratios

Previously hosted by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, the Cost Effectiveness Analysis Registry produces the Comprehensive Table of Cost-Utility Ratios. The Registry can be used to compare the cost-effectiveness of a broad range of interventions using standardizing cost-utility ratios.
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Journals

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

The focus of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy is economics in an 'applied' and 'policy' context. It encourages multidisciplinary analyses and team-based projects involving academics, policy analysts and health professionals. Available by subscription or check with your organisation's library.
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Health Economics

Journal on all aspects of health economics. Available by subscription or check with your organisation's library.
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Journal of Health Economics

Journal on the economics of health and medical care. Available by subscription or check with your organisation's library.
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BMJ

Online topic collection on health economics articles published in BMJ since 1998.
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Bandolier 'Evidence based thinking about health care'

Bandolier is an independent journal about evidence-based healthcare. It is produced monthly and is publicly available. There is a topic collection on health economics.
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Last Updated: Friday, 25th November 2011

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