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LSE Health and The Commonwealth Fund convene International Experts Working Group on High-Need, High-Cost Patients

Across health systems in industrialised countries, as few as 5-10 percent of patients are responsible for more than 50 percent of the total cost of healthcare. These “high-need, high-cost” patients are likely to suffer from chronic diseases and multiple or complex conditions, often combined with behavioural or mental health problems and socioeconomic challenges. LSE Health and The Commonwealth Fund have launched a two-year project to compare international integrated delivery models for the care of high-need, high-cost patients and identify best practices in improving health and social care while controlling costs associated with this population. Read more...|

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Final Health Inc conference

The Health Inc FP7 project, coordinated by LSE Health, is holding its final conference|, “Towards equitable coverage and more inclusive social protection in health” on 28-29 October, 2014, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. Further details on the conference agenda can be found here.|

For a span of three years, Health Inc| has explored whether social exclusion can explain the limited success of innovate health financing and social protection reforms in two Indian states (Karnataka and Maharashtra) and two West-African countries (Senegal and Ghana). In this final conference we will bring together scholars, policymakers and civil society actors from around the world to discuss our findings and debate on how to make social health protection programmes and health financing strategies more inclusive.

If you would like to attend the conference, please follow this link| to register.

 
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Dementia UK, 2nd Edition: Dementia costs the UK £26 billion a year|

A new report which has been co-authored with The Alzheimer's Society, LSE and the King's College London has found that dementia costs the UK £26 billion a year - enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country.

Martin Knapp| said ‘the cost of dementia is high, but the key question is what does that cost buy? We need to make sure that people with dementia and their carers get effective and cost-effective treatment, care and support.’

The download the full report, click here|.

 

Report by PSSRU colleagues included in the latest Chief Medical Officer’s report on public mental health priorities.

Mental health issues can arise at any age and from a variety of triggers; from maternal mental illness negatively affecting a child’s emotions into adulthood, to a bereavement which can have an effect on emotions for many years. This can transcend into physical health problems as people with mental illness are more likely to smoke or have weight problems. While the health and quality of life consequences rightly dominate the public concerns,  the economic consequences are what heavily influences public policy responses. PSSRU colleagues Martin Knapp| and Valentina Iemmi| have written a chapter titled “The economic case for better mental health”, which appears in the latest Chief Medical Officer’s report on Public Mental Health Priorities. Click here| to read the report in full. (The chapter is located in Section 4 on page 147 of the report).

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Department of Social Policy Public Lecture: Happiness by Design|

Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Time:  18.30-20.00 followed by a reception
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Paul Dolan
Chair:  Professor Elaine Fox

Professor Paul Dolan| (pictured) will define happiness in terms of experiences of pleasure and purpose. He will describe how being happier means allocating attention more efficiently: towards those things that bring us pleasure and purpose and away from those that generate pain and pointlessness. Behavioural science tells us that most of what we do is not so much thought about; rather, it simply comes about. So by clever use of priming, defaults, commitments and social norms, you can become a whole lot happier without actually having to think very hard about it. You will be happier by design|.

Paul Dolan is a Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Social Policy and a member of the LSE Health cluster, and author of Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life|.

Elaine Fox is a Professor of Cognitive and Affective Psychology and Director of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience.

Follow on Twitter: #LSEhappiness

 

Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Practice

Date: 26th November 2014

Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Venue: LSE

This conference, jointly hosted by the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the LSE and the NIHR School for Social Care Research, will bring together learning and recommendations from just over two years of activity on knowledge exchange and impact in adult social care. The conference will present findings from a LSE HEIF 5-funded project, Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Action (SCEiP), which aimed to: bring researchers and social care professionals together to identify key issues in social care and apply research evidence to those priority issues; further enhance dialogue between research, practice and policy stakeholders to support joint knowledge development and exchange; increase the demand for, and utilisation of, research evidence by professionals; and explore ways to demonstrate the impact of social care research.

For further information and ticket reservation, please click here|.

 
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Dementia UK, 2nd Edition|

Dementia costs the UK £26 billion a year; enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the UK. This is just one of the findings from a new report co-authored with The Alzheimer's Society, LSE and King's College London.

The research in this report provides the most detailed and robust picture to date of the prevalence and economic impact of dementia in the UK. Click here| to read the full report.

 
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Happiness by Design|

In Happiness by Design, Professor Paul Dolan brings the latest research in behavioural science together with current findings in happiness studies to create a new concept of happiness - it's not just how you think, it's how you act.

For more information, please click here|.

 
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Eurohealth Volume 20 Number 3|

Electing health: the Europe we want

This issue’s Eurohealth addresses many topics covered in the European Health Forum Gastein. Interviews with health leaders from WHO, the EU, and other important institutions are included. The Observer section covers: Health and European integration; Building EU health policy for the future; Telemedicine; Taking change seriously; and the EU’s contribution to health system performance. The International Section contains an article on: From Millennium Development Goals to the post-2015 agenda; Leadership in public health; Development of an R&D Roadmap; Caring for people with multiple chronic conditions; and Personalised medicines. The Systems and Policies section looks at: care coordination and patient choice (Austria); health system trends (FSU countries); and quality of inpatient care (Germany).

 
Health Economics Policy and Law

Latest issue of Health Economics, Policy and Law now available online|

Edited by LSEHSC's Adam Oliver|, this issue includes original research articles on the smoking response to health shocks (by Michael Richards and Joachim Marti), the Vietnamese health care system (by G. Emmanuel Guindon), orthopaedics services in England (by Hugh McLeod, Ross Millar, Nick Goodwin and Martin Powell), and the effect of the Irish workplace smoking ban (by Michael Savage).

The issue finishes with a perspective article on the ethical and policy challenges in US community health centers (or centres), written by Nancy Berlinger, Michael Gusmano and Eva Turbiner.

 
 
 
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