Economic Research Methods

Our economists offer expertise in each of these research methods:

Data Collection

Developing Theoretical Frameworks

Econometrics

Economic Evaluation

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    Eastern AHSN Transformation Support Unit Shows Positive Impact

    Stakeholders and 'customers' say the Eastern Academic Health Science Network's TSU—which helps implement innovative solutions to challenges faced by health and care providers—has supported them with their pilots and network building. An evaluation provides recommendations for further improvements.

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    Comparing Six DfID-Funded Growth Research Programmes

    A review of six DfID-funded programmes focusing on economic growth research compared the six over time, against each other, and against relevant benchmarks to capture their performance to date. Some questions included the programmes' governance arrangements, their level of regional engagement and how cost-efficient they were.

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    Independent evaluation of the Flow Coaching Academy programme

    To help improve patient flow through the healthcare system, researchers are evaluating a novel programme that applies team coaching skills and improvement science at the care pathway level.

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    Evaluating the Optimal Lengths of Prescription Plans

    A review of clinical and economic evidence, followed by economic modelling, suggests that the NHS should rethink its policies and guidance promoting 28-day vs three-month prescription lengths. Three-month prescriptions were associated with lower administrative costs and improved medication adherence.

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    'Telephone First' Not a Panacea for GPs

    GPs can deal with many patients' problems on the phone, but the ‘telephone first’ approach does not suit all patients or practices. It is not a ‘silver-bullet’ for meeting demand and would not necessarily save money or reduce secondary care utilisation.

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    Estimating the Value of Mobile Telephony in Mobile Network 'Not-Spots'

    Around 80,000 premises in the UK are located in areas without mobile phone coverage – referred to as “not-spots”. Residents and businesses in these areas would be willing to pay for a mobile phone signal, according to RAND Europe research. Further, these areas may not be sustainable in the longer term without a signal, due to the negative impacts on business profits.

Economic Modelling

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    Case Studies Show Oxford AHSN Adds Value

    An evaluation of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) found that it is capable of promoting high quality care and delivering projects which improve patient outcomes at a cost that appears to represent good value for money.

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    Estimating the True Cost of Corruption in Europe

    Corruption—from paying bribes to exercising power, to giving privileged access to public services, goods or contracts—costs the EU up to €990bn annually in GDP, according to a study across all 28 EU member states.

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    Evaluating the Optimal Lengths of Prescription Plans

    A review of clinical and economic evidence, followed by economic modelling, suggests that the NHS should rethink its policies and guidance promoting 28-day vs three-month prescription lengths. Three-month prescriptions were associated with lower administrative costs and improved medication adherence.

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    Estimating the Economic Costs of Antimicrobial Resistance

    The costs of failing to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) include a world population by 2050 that will be between 11 million and 444 million lower than it would otherwise be in the absence of AMR, and world GDP losses between $2.1 and $124.5 trillion.