Health Economics

Theme Co-ordinator: Richard Grieve, Linda Sharples

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Policy-makers in many countries require accurate estimates of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, to inform clinical guidelines, and for deciding which public health interventions and health care technologies to provide. Health economic evaluations may provide misleading evidence because they fail to address issues such as low external validity, confounding, non-compliance, missing data and clustering.

Our research programme draws on insights from the causal inference literature, to propose new approaches for providing accurate estimates of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Most of our researchers are based within the Team for Health Economics, Policy, and Technology Assessment.

Within the overall theme, the following areas are of specific interest: