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TUE 10 DEC 2019, 12.30-14.00 - SEMINAR - COW 1.11

Speaker: Professor Anne Beeson RoyaltyIUPUI 

Could more first-hand knowledge of healthcare systems in other OECD countries reform the US system?

Anne will present the outline of a sabbatical project that has prompted this visit to LSE and also several visits to Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management. 

The project addresses a problem many countries face which is particularly severe in the U.S. Healthcare costs are rising rapidly and the U.S. is struggling to slow increasing costs and maintain quality of care. This project aims to uncover new approaches to these problems that may be right under our noses: successful policies in other countries. 

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TUE 03 DEC 2019, 12.30-14.00 - SEMINAR - COW 1.11

Speaker: Professor Melanie Luhrmann

Long-run health and mortality effects of exposure to universal health care in infancy 

Melanie examines a fundamental re-organisation of the healthcare environment to universal healthcare in the United Kingdom, which occurred through the introduction of the National Health Service (NHS) in July 1948. Immediate large decreases in infant mortality ensued, which were focused on the neo-natal period and larger for individuals who prior to the NHS had a lower access to medical services.

Please note: after the seminar Melanie will be holding 20 minute meeting slots which you can also book for - subject to availability. 

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TUE 19 NOV 2019, 12.30-14.00 - SEMINAR - COW 1.11

Speaker: Professor Sergi Jimenez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The effect of abortion legalization on fertility, marriage and long-term outcomes for women

An evaluation of the short- and long-term effects for women of access to subsidized, legal abortion by exploiting the Spanish legalization of abortion in 1985. Using birth records and survey data, we find robust evidence that the legalization led to an immediate decrease in the number of births to women aged 21 and younger.

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WED 13 NOV 2019, 13.00-14.00 - SEMINAR - KSW G.01

Speaker: Doctor Ranjeeta Thomas, Assistant Professor of Health Economics, LSE

Do public health interventions improve agricultural labour supply?

Agricultural productivity is a key driver of economic development in many developing countries. A healthier workforce results in increased labour market participation and worker productivity.  But prevalent diseases such as malaria present a barrier to economic growth in many endemic countries, having an adverse impact on labour supply and productivity. This study identifies the causal impact of a recent large scale malaria elimination initiative combining universal indoor residual spraying and free door-to-door mass drug administration (MDA) for malaria in Southern Mozambique on agricultural worker absenteeism.


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WED 16 OCT 2019, 13.00-14.00 - SEMINAR - KSW G.01

Emerging technology in social care and health: building a research agenda - Professor Paul P Freddolino

A scoping review of published and unpublished literature has identified strengths and challenges in the current use of emerging information and communication technology (ICT) in health, mental health and social care. Issues requiring further research were also noted.  Service areas covered include child welfare, older adults and carers, health and medicine, mental health, substance use disorders and other addictions, and veterans. This presentation will highlight what is known, what is debatable, and what must be investigated further to determine the potential impact of ICT in these arenas. 

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TUE 25 JUN 2019, 12.30-14.00 - SEMINAR

Mums go online: is the internet changing the demand for healthcare?

As patients increasingly seek information online, the doctor-patient – and perhaps even the provision of healthcare – is changing. Yet while patients are able to research products that would enable them to monitor their health status, and are able to access resources to inform their diagnoses, doctors still determine the supply of treatments.

At this seminar, Carol Propper presented research exploring how internet access affected women’s decision-making during pregnancy. 

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TUE 30 APRIL 2019, 11.00-19.45 - CONFERENCE

Department of Health Policy launch event

This one-day conference explored some of the most pressing contemporary issues in health policy globally. Two Nobel Prize winners, Sir Christopher Pissarides and Dr Denis Mugweke, gave keynote addresses. 

Watch videos from the event here.



TUE 5 FEB 2019, 12.30-14.00 - SEMINAR

Microsimulation for lifecourse economic evaluation: A framework and application to early years policy

Professor Richard Cookson presented a new birth cohort microsimulation framework for lifecourse economic evaluation, which provides detailed information about long-term health and non-health benefits, public costs, and inequality impacts. 



THU 28 NOV 2018, 18.30-20.00 - LECTURE

Will you feel better after hospital treatment?

We have little idea about whether hospital treatment makes patients better. In his inaugural lecture Professor Andrew Street explained why this matters and what can be done about it.

Listen to the podcast here.



MON 19 NOV 2018, 12.30-13.30 - SEMINAR

Can we cure child mental health problems? If not, what are services there for? 

Professor MIranda Wolpert from UCL sharedthe latest learning about how child mental health services are currently configured and how they might be configured in the future. She draws on research from across the UK with a focus on empowering the voice of young people.



MON 15 OCT 2018, 12.45-14.00 - SEMINAR

The Health Care Provider Performance Review (HCPPR)

Ministries of health and their partners spend considerable resources on strategies to improve health worker performance and health care quality. Until now there has not been one place where decision-makers could go to find a comprehensive summary of this research. Dr Alex Rowe showedhow HCPPR is designed to help fill this gap. 




TUE 9 OCT 2018, 18.00-20.00 - LECTURE

Economic Crisis and Health Policy in Greece: Critical Challenges and Structural Reforms

Andreas Xanthos, Minister of Health in Greece, talkedabout the challenges faced by the Greek public health system in a period of economic crisis and austerity, and the strategic and structural reforms required to shape the future of the health system for both the population and healthcare workers.


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