LSE-EHTI workshop: Use of innovation payments to encourage the adoption of new medical technologies in the English NHS
Date: 7th November 2013
Venue: NAB, London School of Economics
This workshop will discuss the use of innovation payments to encourage the adoption of new medical technologies in the English NHS and other health care systems. A number of jurisdictions have adopted special funding arrangements to provide extra payments to hospitals using certain technological innovations to encourage use where existing financing may be absent or insufficient. The objective of this workshop is to discuss the results of LSE- EHTI research and other perspectives on the use of these arrangements (termed ‘innovation payments’ in the UK) for new medical technologies.
CEMPH perspectives: 20 years of applying health economics in complex contexts
Date: 7th November 2013
Venue: Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London WC1
LSE Health and Social Care Annual Lecture
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequalities
Date: Tuesday 15 October, 6.30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Speaker: Professor Angus Deaton
Respondent: Professor Nicholas Stern
The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In this lecture Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, starting two hundred and fifty years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind.
Healthy African Cities - LSE Cities, LSE Health and Africa Talks public lecture
Date: Thursday 7th March 2013
Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Speaker: Dr Ama de Graft Aikins, Dr Gora Mboup, Professor Vanessa Watson
Chair: Dr Ernestina Coast
Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities?
Ama de Graft Aikins is a visiting fellow at LSE Health and senior lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana.
Gora Mboup is a senior demographic and health expert and the chief of the Global Urban Observatory of UN-HABITAT.
Vanessa Watson is professor and deputy dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.
Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain and Canada
Date: Wednesday 27th February 2013
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: NAB 2.06
Speaker: Dr Drew Halfmann, University of California, Davis
Organiser: Dr Ernestina Coast
Since Roe v. Wade, abortion has continued to be a divisive political issue in the United States. In contrast, it has remained primarily a medical issue in Britain and Canada despite the countries' shared cultural heritage. Doctors and Demonstrators looks beyond cultural or religious explanations to explain why abortion politics and policies differ so dramatically in these otherwise similar countries. Halfmann argues that political institutions are the key. In the United States, federalism, judicial review, and a private health care system contributed to the public definition of abortion as an individual right rather than a medical necessity. And the porous structure of American political parties gave pro-choice and pro-life groups numerous opportunities to move the issue onto the political agenda.
PIRU (Policy Research Unit in Policy Innovation Research) presents: Payment-for-performance: incentivising quality in public services
Date: Tuesday 19th February 2013
Time: 17:30 - 19:15
Venue: John Snow Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT
P4P aligns financial rewards with predefined performance targets. This payment mechanism is dominating the policy agenda in many countries and numerous schemes have been introduced with the aim of improving the quality and outcomes of public services. However, the current evidence base is incomplete and current schemes vary in design with differences in performance measurement, appraisal and reimbursement making it difficult to generalise about the benefits, risks and costs of P4P.
For further details, see PIRU website.
"Health Care in Germany - Now and in the Future" in cooperation with LSE Health and Social Care
Date: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: Pankhurst House, Room G.01 (TW1.G.01)
Keynote speaker: Federal Minister Daniel Bahr
Chair: Professor Elias Mossialos, Director LSE Health
This event was held as part of the German Symposium 2013 hosted by the LSESU German Society.