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Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7955 6840
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Fax: +44 (0) 20 7955 6131
Email: pssru@lse.ac.uk| 

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Fax: +44 (0) 20 7955 6131
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Advance-HTA project's interim results presented in Mexico 

Dr Panos Kanavos|, deputy director at LSE Health, Department of Social Policy and Aris Angelis, PhD fellow, Department of Social Policy, presented Advance-HTA project’s interim results together with other partners of the project at a two-day Capacity Building workshop in Mexico City, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 of November. Over 70 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) experts and decision makers of ministerial and academic affiliation attended the workshop, coming from all over the Latin America region with countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.

Advance-HTA is a research project funded by the European Commission's Research Framework Programme (FP7). It comprises several complementary streams of research that aim to advance and strengthen the methodological tools and practices relating to the application and implementation of HTA. It is a partnership of 13 Consortium members led by the Medical Technology Research Group|, LSE Health. More information can be found at http://www.advance-hta.eu/|.

 
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Ethical Dilemmas of vaccination|

How relevant are gender and age when making policies  about vaccination and does this leave governments open to claims of discrimination? 

Dr Jeroen Luyten|, Fellow in Health Economics and Health Policy, discusses the moral and ethical issues in vaccination policy.
 
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LSE report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy|

PSSRU colleagues Annette Bauer|, Martin Knapp|, Valentina Iemmi| and Bayo Adelaja| have contributed to a report which amongst its key findings has discovered that perinatal depression, anxiety and psychosis carry a total long-term cost to society of around £8.1 billion a year.

The report was produced by the London School of Economics and Centre for Mental Health for the Everyone’s Business campaign led by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and funded by Comic Relief.

Click here| to read the report in full...

 

ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre|

A new Economic & Social Research Centre (ESRC)| funded research programme has been established, forming a part of the ESRC Big Data Network. As a consortium of the Universities of Essex (where it is based), Kent, East Anglia and the LSE, it joins a wider collaborative network of specialist university research centres for Smart Data. Key areas of research| are sustainable economic growth, the design of smarter social care policies, and mapping and access to green infrastructure.

PSSRU's Julien Forder| has been appointed a co-investigator and Jose-Luis Fernandez| as a researcher on the Support for Vulnerable People| programme. For further information, please see the website|

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LSEHSC Formal Seminar: Understanding the pricing dynamics in the US health care industry

Date: 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 will hear from Dr Zach 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.

Abstract

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 will discuss the variation within and across markets in the US and analyse the factors that are driving this variation.  

To register for this seminar, please click here|.

LSEHSC Formal Seminar: by Professor Graham Thornicraft

Date: Wednesday 21 January 2015
Time:13:30 - 14:45
Venue: TBC, LSE
Speaker: Professor Graham Thornicraft, King's College London.

Abstract to follow.

This formal seminar will hear 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.

To register for this seminar, please click here|.

To view all forthcoming and past events, please see the events page|.
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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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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.

 
To view more publications, please see the publications page|.
 
 
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