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Since 2008, our staff have published more than 842 peer-review journal articles and 241 books, reports and chapters in edited books. We also work to ensure coverage in non-academic outlets – such as trade papers and magazines and through websites, media releases, presentations  – to ensure we communicate to as wide an audience as possible, particularly in terms of reaching research users and participants. Our work has often been cited in important government and other policy documents.

We are involved in coordinating one peer-review journal, Health Economics, Policy and Law| (published by Cambridge University Press), which is formally affiliated with LSE Health. LSE Health also publishes the policy bulletin Eurohealth|, which is disseminated to more than 20,000 academics and policy-makers. 

LSE Health, PSSRU and SSCR produce regular outputs providing information on their activities. LSE Health also publishes a successful Working Paper Series| in Health Policy and Economics.

LSE Report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy

Perinatal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1 billion each year, according to a report released by the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Centre for Mental Health.

The report, co-authored by PSSRU colleagues Annette Bauer|, Martin Knapp|, Valentina Iemmi|, Bayo Adelaja| and the Centre for Mental Health's Michael Parsonage, calls for the NHS to spend £337 million a year to bring perinatal mental health care up to the level recommended in national guidance.

The report was given widespread coverage in the media, including from (but not limited to):

The full report can be viewed at LSE Research Online|.

Latest issue: Eurohealth Volume 20 Number 4|

Migrants and Health
The last Eurohealth for 2014 throws the spotlight on migrants and health. In the Observer section, the overview article describes the infectious disease burden in migrant populations in Europe. Three migrant-focussed articles follow on chronic viral hepatitis, health care access, and service entitlements in Spain and Sweden. The International Section contains an articles on: Politics of health workforce planning, and EU competence in health security policy. The Systems and Policies section looks at: Commercialisation of public hospitals in Poland; Perceptions about affordability of care in the Netherlands; Pharmaceutical market reform in Portugal; Financial crisis and health service reform in Cyprus; Reducing avoidable mortality in England; and Eurohealth Monitor.

Latest issue: Health Economics Policy and Law|

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.

Full text now available: Rationale, component description and pilot evaluation of a physical health promotion measure for people with mental disorders across Europe|

There is abundant evidence of excess morbidity and mortality from physical illness among people with mental disorders. In addition to adverse effects of medication, living conditions, the higher risk of poverty and social deprivation, a lack of physical health monitoring and unhealthy lifestyles can contribute to somatic co-morbidity. In particular, low levels of physical activity, poor dietary habits and excess nicotine and alcohol use are likely to contribute to poor physical health and early death. However, the awareness of somatic risk factors does not automatically translate to healthy behaviour. Behavioural risk factors can be modified, and the risk of physical illness decreases stepwise as positive health behaviour increases. Read more...|

Below is a sample of recent publications by LSEHSC staff in the field of Health Economics.

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Below is a sample of recent publications by LSEHSC staff in the field of Health Policy.

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Below is a sample of recent publications by LSEHSC staff in the field of Social Care

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Below is a sample of recent publications by LSEHSC staff in the field of Mental Health.

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Below is a sample of recent publications by LSEHSC staff in the field of Pharmaceuticals.

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