Creation of the first national linked colorectal cancer dataset in Scotland

At the end of April, Peter and Elizabeth, along with lead author Dr Catherine Hanna and patient representative Mr Steve Clark, presented their recent publication at the Power of Population Data Science Webinar Series. Very briefly, the manuscript published in the International Journal of Population Data Science – Creation of the first national linked colorectal cancer …

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A study of socialising and depression in men

Historically, health economic research, especially economic evaluations and health technology assessment, have focused on physical health rather than mental health. This is partly explained by the difficulties in identifying and measuring mental health and its outcomes. A necessary first step before carrying out health economic research, is to describe and understand the size of the …

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COVID-19 mortality in Scotland’s LTC system

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact worldwide. Throughout the world, this impact has been felt especially in the long term care (LTC) sector. Edinburgh Health Economics (EHE) Research Fellow Elizabeth Lemmon has been working with colleagues from Scotland and the rest of the UK, on several pieces of work investigating the impact of …

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Probabilistic One Way Sensitivity Analysis – multiple comparators in an example economic evaluation of breast cancer genomic tests

Although there have been substantial developments in the analysis of uncertainty in economic evaluations of health care programmes, the development of methods for one-way sensitivity analysis has been notably slower. Conditional incremental net benefit was recently proposed as an approach for implementing probabilistic one-way sensitivity analysis for economic evaluations comparing two strategies. Here, we generalise …

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Healthcare cost trajectories during the last year of life

A national population administrative secondary care data linkage study Pre-print publication: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.29.20203794v1 People who are nearing the end of life are high users of hospital services. The absolute cost to providers and its value  is uncertain. There is a need to identify which groups of people spend a lot of time in hospital so that …

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