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Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2015

Improving outcomes following hospital discharge: An RCT examining two patient-centered intervention models for acute stroke patients
Thursday 10 December 2015
Time:  12:30 - 13:30
Venue:  Tower 2 9.04
Speaker:  Professor Paul Freddolino (PSSRU visiting professor/Michigan State University)

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the US and in the UK, and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Almost 1 million acute stroke patients are discharged from U.S. hospitals every year, with the majority returning home. For many stroke patients and caregivers, navigating the transition between hospital discharge and home is associated with substantial psychosocial and health-related challenges. Complex transitions are characterized by hospital readmissions, slow recovery, poor quality of life, unmet informational needs, dissatisfaction with care, and high caregiver burden.

Social workers play a vital role in healthcare systems by providing advocacy, counseling, and coordination of services. Home visits conducted by social workers provide valuable information about the complex social and medical needs of patients in the environment in which they actually live, resulting in greater opportunities to improve their transitional care experience. Thus one intervention aims to improve the transition experience of stroke patients and caregivers through the development of a patient and caregiver-centered social work case management program.

This seminar discusses a study to test the efficacy of two complementary interventions using a pragmatic, open, randomized clinical trial of 480 acute stroke patients discharged from 4 Michigan hospitals: the personalized case management program (delivered by Social Work Bridge Coordinators) mentioned above which will reduce patient and caregiver needs, improve quality of life, and decrease caregiver burden; and a patient-centered online communication, information and support resource - termed a Virtual Stroke Support Portal (VSSP) - developed through a comprehensive assessment of the information needs of the stroke patient and caregiver stakeholders within the study. The project is now in its second year and is about to begin the pilot phase of the interventions. The presentation includes an overview of the intended sample (inclusion and exclusion criteria), measures, methods and results of the preliminary study of patient and caregiver information needs, and content of the Virtual Stroke Support Portal. Plans for the remainder of the project were also described.

Click here to view the slides (PDF).

The video of this seminar can be viewed here (via YouTube).


Growing Older Without Feeling Old
Date: Monday 16 November 2015
Time: 12:30 - 13:30 (lunch from 12:00)
Venue: NAB 1.04 (lunch will be in NAB 1.07)
Speaker: Rudi Westendorp, Professor of Old-Age Medicine at the University of Copenhagen and author of the forthcoming book Growing Older Without Feeling Old

“His book explores key issues arising from our increasing lifespans, and helps to answer some of the burning questions of out time, such as; What do longer life spans mean for the way we organise our societies? How can people best prepare themselves for living considerably longer? Does it help to eat less, or to take hormones, vitamins, or minerals? And what can we learn from old people who remain full of vitality, despite illness and infirmity?”

He presented on some of his work/elements of the book.

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2015

Care Trajectories for Newly Admitted Skilled Nursing Facility Patients
Thursday 4 June 2015
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB LG.01, New Academic Building, LSE
Speaker: Professor Edward Norton

Although it is well established that larger skilled nursing facilities have lower per-patient costs due to economies of scale, it is not known if they also achieve higher quality outcomes.  Knowing this would be important both for patients choosing high quality nursing homes, and for regulators who use certificate-of-need (CON) regulations to limit the number of nursing facilities, indirectly resulting in larger nursing homes in states with CON regulations (by 20 beds, on average).  Because unobserved characteristics may be correlated with both an individual’s choice of a large nursing home and the quality of that nursing home care, we control for endogeneity of number of beds. We apply a novel instrument by exploiting the average size of SNFs selected by previous patients from the originating hospital. With this instrument, we mimic randomization of residents into more or less "exposure" to larger nursing homes when estimating the effects of size on the quality of care for the post-acute nursing home population.  Using national Minimum Data Set assessments linked with Medicare claims, we use a national cohort of residents who were newly admitted to nursing homes in 2009. The instrumental variables analyses examine the effect of facility size on competing risk-adjusted, person-level short-stay measures of quality over the 180 days following admission.  After instrumenting for facility size, we found that size is unrelated to mortality.

Professor Norton is a leading expert on long-term care and has significant research experience in this field. Professor Norton joined the University of Michigan in 2008 as Professor in both the SPH Department of Health Management and Policy and in the Department of Economics. He is the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan, and a Research Affiliate of the Population Studies Center. In addition to his affiliations with the University of Michigan, Edward is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Health Economics Program.

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2015

International perspectives on integration and care coordination
Friday 20 March 2015
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Venue:  32L LG.04
Speaker: Ellen Nolte, European Observatory of Health Systems and Policy, LSE

The rising burden of chronic illness, in particular the rapid increase in the number of people with multiple health problems, is a challenge to health systems globally. Associated premature mortality and reduced physical functioning, along with higher use of health services and related costs, are among the key concerns faced by policy-makers and practitioners.

There is a clear need to redesign delivery systems in order to better meet the needs created by chronic conditions, moving from the traditional, acute and episodic model of care to one that better coordinates professionals and institutions and actively engages service users and their carers. Many countries have begun this process but it has been difficult to reach conclusions about the best approach to take: care models are highly context-dependent and scientifically rigorous evaluations have been lacking. 

This seminar explores some of the key issues, ranging from interpreting the evidence base to assessing the policy context for, and approaches to, chronic disease management across Europe. Drawing on a study of chronic disease management in Europe, the presentation provides insights into the range of care models and the people involved in delivering these; payment mechanisms and service user access; and challenges faced by countries in the implementation and evaluation of these novel approaches.

The video of this seminar can be viewed here.

The importance of perinatal mental health for child development; the individual, social and economic costs
Date: Wednesday 18 February 2015
Time:  12:30 - 13:30
Venue:  TW2 2.04
Speaker: Vivette Glover, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Mental health is the most neglected aspect of maternity care. This is important both for the mother herself and for the development of her foetus and her child. Anxiety and depression are as common during pregnancy as postnatally, and can have long lasting effects on foetal development, by foetal programming.  There is an increased risk of a wide range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive problems in the child. Some of these are risk factors in turn for late criminal behaviour.  If the mother is in the top 15% of the population for symptoms of antenatal anxiety or depression, this doubles the risk of her child having a probable mental disorder at the age of 13 years, after allowing for a wide range of confounders including postnatal maternal mood and parenting style. Most children are not affected and those that are can be affected in different ways.  This depends, at least in part, on the particular genetic vulnerabilities of each child, and the quality of the postnatal care. 

We are starting to understand some of the biological mechanisms that underlie foetal programming. The function of the placenta, for example, changes in response to maternal anxiety and depression, allowing more of the stress hormone cortisol to pass through; this in turn changes the development of the foetal brain. Possible evolutionary explanations for this will be discussed.  The recent LSE report “The costs of perinatal mental health problems” has estimated that perinatal mental health per year’s births in the UK costs a total of £8.1 billion. Over two thirds of this is because of long term effects on the child. Improving the quality of perinatal mental health care would considerably reduce costs to the public sector as well as improving the health of the next generation.

The video of this seminar can be viewed here

Avoidable harm, unwarranted variation and diffusion in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction
Wednesday 4 February 2015
Time:  12:30 - 13:30
Venue:  TW2 2.04
Speaker: Duncan McPherson, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and University College London 

There is geographic variation within England in the ability of people suffering a heart attack to access the best treatment for that heart attack. The extent and nature of this variation is described, including the definition of a new health geography based on catchment areas for hospital treatments. This variation leads to variation in the probability of survival based on unwarranted geographic factors which is also described. During the last twenty five years' use of a new treatment, primary angioplasty for heart attack has been spreading throughout England. This means that to understand the variation, it is necessary to take account of temporal as well as geographic variation. Complex bayesian spatio-temporal models describe the factors relevant in determining access to treatment. It is suggested that this is an example of a more general process of variation in the propensity of parts of the healthcare system to adopt innovations and that this variation is driven by social networks rather than central policy.  

Global Mental Health
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Time: 13:30 - 14:45
Venue: EAS E3.04, LSE
Speaker: Professor Graham Thornicraft, King's College London.

This formal seminar heard from Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry, and Head of the multi-disciplinary Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

Professor Thornicroft is a Consultant Psychiatrist and is Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development of outcome scales, cost effectiveness evaluation of mental health treatments, and mental health services in less economically developed countries. He has authored and co-authored 26 books and over 265 papers in peer reviewed journals.

Please click here to view the video of this seminar.

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2014

Understanding the pricing dynamics in the US health care industry
Friday 12 December 2014
Time: 12:30 - 13:45
Venue: CLM 4.02, Clement House, LSE
Speaker: Dr Zack Cooper

Understanding the Pricing Dynamics in the US Health Care Industry: Evidence using Claims Data from Three Large Commercial Insurers

This formal seminar heard from Dr Zack Cooper, Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Economics at Yale University, and Resident Fellow at the School's Institution for Social and Political Studies (ISPS) where he serves as Director of the Health Policy Initiative.  

Despite being one of the largest sectors of the economy, we have severely limited information about the prices that health care providers charge individuals and private insurers for their services. For decades, these prices have been treated as commercially sensitive and have been largely unavailable to researchers. As a result, we have a limited understanding of key health care pricing dynamics including the growth and variation in providers' prices within the US. This knowledge gap is a hindrance to policy-makers and limits our collective ability to introduce effective public policy. In this seminar, Dr Cooper discussed the variation within and across markets in the US and analyse the factors that are driving this variation.

What happened to the world's first NHS?
Friday 31 October 2014
Time: 12:30 - 13:45 
Venue: 32L LG.04 (32 Lincoln's Inn, LSE)
Speaker: Professor Robin Gauld. 

What happened to the world’s first NHS? Questions about New Zealand’s health system at its 75th anniversary
This formal seminar heard from Robin Gauld, Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, and Director of the Centre for Health Systems, Dunedin School of Medicine at the University of Otago. He is a Senior Fellow at the Boston University Health Policy Institute, and was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in 2008-09, working with colleagues from Boston University and Harvard University. Past positions include lecturing and research posts at the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong, and teaching at the University of Texas and Harvard University.

Current research interests include: comparative health policy, health system and quality improvement, clinical governance, primary care, population based health funding formulas, and health information technology.

Robin has authored over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and several books and chapters. His book The New Health Policy (Open University Press, 2009) was awarded first prize in the Health and Social Care category at the 2010 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. Other recent books include Revolving Doors: New Zealand's Health Reforms - the Continuing Saga (Institute of Policy Studies and Health Services Research Centre, 2009), The Age of Supported Independence co-authored with Beatrice Hale and Patrick Barrett (Springer, 2010), Health Care Systems in Asia and Europe co-edited with Christian Aspalter and Uchida Yasuo (Routledge, 2011), and Democratic Governance in Health, co-authored with Miriam Laugesen (Otago University Press, 2012).

Robin has a PhD in public administration from the University of Hong Kong, and a master's degree with distinction and first class honours from Victoria University of Wellington.

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2014

12th May 2014 (12:30 - 1:30pm)
Rethinking Long-Term Care
Professor Robert Kane, Professor Rosalie Kane

Abstract: Professor Robert Kane’s research deals with the health and long-term care of older persons; the relationship between acute and chronic care; and quality of care. His recent books deal with health care outcomes, geriatrics, chronic care provision, and the failure of the health care system. He directs the Center on Aging, the Clinical Outcomes Research Center, the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, and an AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Center. His current research examines long-term care provision, hospital care outcomes, and assessing quality of care. He teaches courses on health policy and quality of care.

Professor Rosalie Kane received her doctorate from the University of Utah. Her current research addresses the quality of nursing home care and homecare, services allocation, evaluation of residential models that serve disabled elderly people, specialized programs for Alzheimer’s disease, and studies of family caregivers of disabled elderly. Professor Kane serves on numerous editorial boards and holds appointments in the School of Social Work and the Center for Biomedical Ethics.  

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2014

28th March 2014
Health Worker Performance
Dr Alexander Rowe

7th March 2014
Policy, Practice and Austerity
Professor John Bolton

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2012

9th May 2012 (12:30 - 13:45)
Public reporting on the quality of healthcare providers: international experience and prospects
Professor Mirella Cacace, Leuphana University Luneberg, Germany

Click here to see the presentation slides. 

Public Reporting is defined as the disclosure of quality-related information about non-anonymous providers that is presented to the public by using comparative data. This instrument is increasingly used as a strategy to promote transparency and informed choice of providers, to stimulate quality improvement, and to hold providers accountable for the care they deliver. The seminar explains the main characteristics of public reporting and how it potentially contributes to improve quality in healthcare. It shows the major initiatives of public reporting on hospitals and on physician practices in the US and in selected European countries. Finally, the seminar discusses the available evidence on the effectiveness of reporting strategies and identifies organisational and institutional requirements for its implementation. 

Speaker's biography
Prof. Dr. Mirella Cacace, is economist and an academic at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. In 2008-09 she was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, and has also been a research fellow at the Collaborative Research Center "Transformation of the State" at the University of Bremen. Cacace's work focuses on the international comparison of healthcare systems. In her PhD she explored the changing role of the state in the American healthcare system. Her prior positions include consultant and analyst at RAND Europe and researcher at Prognos GmbH. Cacace's recent research has focused on institutional-economic aspects of regulation, justice in financing, and quality in the delivery of services.

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2012

25th January 2012
Long-term care for older people and EU law: the position in England and Scotland
Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield

15th February 2012
The Birthplace Cohort Study
Professor Peter Brocklehurst, Institute for Women's Health

7th March 2012
ASCOT - A QALY for social care?
Ann Netten, University of Kent

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2011

19th October 2011
Formal Seminar
Jeff Jerome, Think Local, Act Personal Partnership

16th November 2011
Migration in social care work
Professor Jill Manthorpe, King's College London

15th December 2011
Economics and human biology: a quarter century of research
Professor John Komlos, University of Munich/Duke University

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2011

26th May 2011
Peer pressure or recognition? Experiments to encourage citizens to contribute to their communities
Professor Peter John, University of Manchester

16th June 2011
Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions using observational data: Current limitations and future challenges
Dimitrios Rovithis, University of Oxford and Imperial College London

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2011

14th January 2011
Health Care Reform in the US: What now?
Dr Mark McCellan, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Reform, Brookings Institution
*Special LSE Health Seminar

20th January 2011
What do we know about cost-effectiveness of services for children and families?
Dr Anna Vignoles, Director, Centre for Economics of Education (CEE), Institute of Education

April 14th 2011
Quality and costs of the Dutch health care system
Professor Gert Westert, Scientific Institute for Quality in Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Michaelmas Term Formal Programme 2010

September 30th 2010
Patterns of change and the logic of health policy frameworks: Britain, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada in the 2000s
Professor Carolyn Tuohy, University of Toronto

October 28th 2010
Social inequalities in avoidable mortality: two British cohort studies
Dr. David Pevalin, University of Essex


November 18th 2010
Flu shots, mammograms, and the perceptions of probabilities
Dr. Catherine Carman, Tilburg School of Economics and Management

December 9th 2010
Getting health equity for migrants and ethnic minorities off the ground
Professor David Ingleby, Utrecht University 

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2010

Thursday 29th April 2010 (12.30 - 13.30)
The Meta-Regression Revolution: Correcting Misspecification and Publication Biases
Tom Stanley, Hendrix College, US
Venue: NAB214, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields

Thursday 27th May 2010 (12.30 - 13.30)
Protecting the Unprotected: ethical challenges in conducting research on drug use, sex work, HIV and rights in Pakistan 
Dr Susannah Mayhew, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Thursday 10th June 2010 (12.15 - 13.30)
Understanding the association between socioeconomic status and obesity: time to rethink the fat tax?
Niranjan Shekar, National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow, Australia

Thursday 24th June 2010 (12.30 - 13.30)
Social inequalities in avoidable mortality in Britain 1971-2007: results from two cohort studies
David Pevalin, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex
Venue: S221, St Clements Building

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2010

Thursday 14th January 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
Valuing the patient experience in economic evaluations: going beyond QALYs
Mandy Ryan, Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Thursday 21st January 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
European Commission pharmaceutical sector inquiry: major issues and challenges
Brian Healy, Visiting Fellow, LSE Health

Thursday 4th February 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
Creating social environments that enable effective community involvement in health projects: lessons from South Africa and India.
Cathy Campbell, LSE  

Thursday 18th February 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
The Impact of Patient Choice Policy on the Quality of NHS Care
Anna Dixon, Kings Fund

Wednesday 24th February 2010 (12.45 - 14.00)
EU Law and Healthcare: Synergies or Contradictions
Professor Vassilis Hatzopoulos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Room E304, East Building

Thursday 11th March 2010 (12.30 - 13.45)
Creating NHS Local...Partnership working in Health and Social Care
Jon Glasby, University of Birmingham

Thursday 18th March 2010 (12:30 - 13:45)
Governing Hospitals
Richard Saltman, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2009

Thursday 17th September 2009 (12:00 - 13:00)
Health and Long-Term Care Reform in the United States: To Be or Not to Be? That is the Question
Joshua Weiner, RTI International

Thursday 15th October 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
The impact of Patient Choice Policy on the Quality of NHS Care
Anna Dixon, King's Fund

Thursday 22nd October 2009 (17:00 - 18:15)
Pay for Performance and Personal Financial Incentives in Health in the US and UK contexts
Larry Brown, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Friday 30th October 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
Making sense of Obama and American health reform 2009
Ted Marmor, Yale School of Management

Thursday 12th November 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
Sin Taxes: Do Heterogeneous Responses Undercut Their Value?
Jody L. Sindelar, Yale University School of Public Health

Thursday 26th November 2009 (12:30 - 13:45)
Buyer Power and Price Discrimination: The Case of the UK Care Homes Market
Ruth Hancock, Health Economics Group, University of East Anglia

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2009

Thursday 14th May 2009 (12.30-13.30)
The development of the National Dementia Strategy
Professor Sube Banerjee, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Thursday 28th May 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Bribes, Nudges and Nannies: Philosophical Assumptions in the Incentivising Health Debate
Richard Ashcroft, Queen Mary, University of London

Thursday 11th June 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Determinants of Access to Antiretroviral Treatment Across Countries
Markus Haacker, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Thursday 25th June 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Consumer choice of integrated delivery systems within the English NHS: Lessons from the Netherlands?
Gwyn Bevan, LSE and Wynand van de Ven, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Thursday 2nd July 2009
Testing, vaccines and other controversies in HIV/AIDS
Roger Detels, UCLA
Venue: H216, Connaught House

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2009

Thursday 22nd January 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Title: Do Child Tax Benefits Affect the Wellbeing of Children? Evidence from Canadian Child Benefit Expansions
Professor Mark Stabile, Director, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Thursday 5th February 2009 (12.30-13.30)
Is there a Nordic Model of Health System Reform?
Professor Richard Saltman, Emory University & Karsten Vrangbaek, University of Copenhagen

Thursday 19th February 2009 (12.30-13.30)
How should huge organisations (the NHS) address huge health threats (climate change)?
Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit

Thursday 5th March 2009 (13.00-14.00)
NHS Reform: where next?
Dr Jennifer Dixon, Director, Nuffield Trust

Thursday 19th March 2009 (12.30-13.30)
What about the workers?: the implications of personalising social care
Professor Gillian Manthorpe, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College

Tuesday 7th April 2009 (17.00-18.30)
'Health in Crisis'
Jenny Borden, Chief-Executive, Interact Worldwide; Peter Colenso, Head of Human Development, DFID; Rotimi Sankore, Coordinator, Africa Public Health Rights Alliance; Emma Pitchforth, Senior Research Fellow, LSE
D602, Clement House.

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2008

Thursday 30th October 2008 (12.30-13.30)
Health as constitutional politics: Devolution and health politics in the UK
Professor Scott Greer, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Thursday 30th October 2008 (18.30-20.00)
Inequalities in health in a global context
Professor Julian Le Grand, LSE; Professor Michael Marmot, University College, London
Chair: Dr Adam Oliver, LSE
*Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Thursday, 13th November 2008 (12.30-13.30)
The Role of Simulation & Modelling in Influencing Healthcare Policy and Service Design
Professor Terry Young, RIGHT, School of Information Systems, Computing & Mathematics, Brunel University

Thursday, 27th November 2008 (12.30-13.30)
 The Healthcare Century
Dr Nicolaus Henke, McKinsey Consulting
*NAB214, New Academic Building

Tuesday 9th December 2008 (13.30-14.30)
Prospects for change in U.S. health policy
Professor Tim Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law
*NAB214, New Academic Building

Friday 12th December 2008 (12.30-13.30)
Achieving Horizontal Equity: Lessons From Global Cities
Professor Michael Gusmano, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
*NAB119, New Academic Building

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2008

Thursday 1st May 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Linking macro, meso and micro relationships in the study of healthcare organisation: reflections on a case study of healthcare financing and caesarean section in Chile
Dr Susan Murray, Reader in International Healthcare, King's College London

Thursday 15th May 2008 (12.30-13.45)
NICE Times
Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Thursday 5th June 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Delivering the social care transformation agenda
Julie Jones, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Thursday 19th June 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Private health insurance in Australia
Professor Jane Hall, Professor of Health Economics, University of Technology, Sydney

Thursday 26th June 2008 (12.30-13.45)
How much can we expect of our health care system? The New Zealand reform period and its aftermath
Professor Peter Davis, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland
Venue - Room G1 – 20 Kingsway

Thursday 3rd July (12.30-13.45)
Migration/Mobility and Vulnerability to HIV among Male Migrants in an Indian State: Evidence from a Collaborative Research
Dr Anil Kumar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Venue - Room E168 - East building

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2008

Monday 14 January 2008 (11:30-12:45)
Choice, Price Competition and Complexity in Markets for Health Insurance: The Case of Switzerland
Richard G. Frank, Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
J116, Cowdray House (first floor)

Thursday 17 January 2008 (12:30- 13:45)
Will patients benefit from medical education expansion?
Dr David Goodman, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Graham Wallas Room (A550)

Tuesday 5 February 2008 (12.30.-13.45)
On the economics of evidence-based supported employment for people with severe mental illness : what we know, what we don't know, and a few speculations
Dr Eric Latimer, McGill University
Room H102, Connaught House

Thursday 28 February 2008 (12.30-13.45)
Findings from the NICE Social QALY project
Professor Paul Dolan, Imperial College with Dr Richard Edlin, University of Leeds
Graham Wallas Room (A550)

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2007

Thursday 11 October 2007 (12.30-13.45)
The link between healthcare spending and health outcomes: evidence from English programme budgeting data
Dr Nigel Rice, University of York

Thursday 25 October 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Understanding the Costs of Personal Care in the UK
Professor David Bell, University of Stirling

Thursday 8 November 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Public health policy and practice
Dr Alan Maryon Davis, Chair, Royal Institute of Public Health

Thursday 22 November 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Thinking about how the UK might respond to an epidemic of pandemic avian influenza (PI)
Professor Tony Barnett, LSEAIDS, LSE Health and Mackinder Centre for the Study of Long Wave Event
*Room S75

Thursday 6 December 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Current and future challenges for London: an NHS perspective
Ruth Carnell, NHS London
*Room S75

Summer Term Formal Seminar Programme 2007

25 April 2007 (12.00-13.30)
Some reflections on current US health policy
Professor Mark McClellan, Stanford University
* Vera Anstey Room, Old Building

3 May 2007 (12.30-13.45)
The contribution of the fight against HIV/AIDS to global health: an economist's perspective
Professor Jean-Paul Moatti, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale

10 May 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Building sustainable health improvement through participatory action research in deprived communities
Gareth Williams, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

24 May 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Global health and development
Richard Alderslade, Children's High Level Group

21 June 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Seeing the NICE side of cost-effectiveness analysis: reflections on the use of CEA in both the UK and the US
Stirling Bryan, HSMC, University of Birmingham

21 June 2007 (18.00-19.30)
"Health Policy under Blair: Accidental Logics Revisited" A special seminar
Professor Carolyn Tuohy, University of Toronto

28 June 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Fairness, Affordability, and The 'Modernization' Of Social Security And Medicare
Professor Theodore Marmor, Yale University

Lent Term Formal Seminar Programme 2007

Thursday 18 January 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Title to be confirmed
Professor Nigel Rice, University of York

Thursday 1 February 2007 (12.30-13.45)
NHS Deficits
Professor Barry McCormick, Chief Economist, Department of Health

Thursday 15 February 2007 (12.30-13.45)
How to activate patients with chronic diseases to self manage their health?
Anna Dixon, King's Fund

Thursday 1 March 2007 (12.30-13.45)
The Global Market for ADHD Medicines
Professor Richard Scheffler, Berkeley University

Thursday 15 March 2007 (12.30-13.45)
Title to be confirmed
Professor Gareth Williams School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Michaelmas Term Formal Seminar Programme 2006

Thursday 12 October 2006 (11.45-14.15)
Lessons from the past NHS -hopefully for the future
Mr John Wyn Owen, CB Professor Walter Holland, CBE & Dr Peter Simpson

Thursday 19 October 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Is stigma a barrier to accessing mental health care?
Professor Graham Thornicroft, Kings College London

Thursday 26 October 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Sense of fairness and Health
Dr Roberto De Vogli, Department of epidemiology and public health, UCL

Thursday 9 November 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Understanding patients' choices in the NHS: results from a discrete choice experiment to investigate choice at the point of GP referral
Professor Nancy Devlin, with Jon Appleby & Peter Burge, Department of Economics, City University; Kings Fund; RAND Europe

Thursday 23 November 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Mental Health in Less Developed Countries: Creating an Evidence Base for Policy & Practice
Shoba Raja, Director, Policy and Practice, BasicNeeds, Bangalore

Friday 1 December 2006 (12.30-13.45)
Managed Care and its international implications
Professor Larry Brown, Columbia University

For details of our current seminar programme please see Departmental Seminar Series