Health and Healthcare Research

RAND Europe's growing health and healthcare portfolio brings together a multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in public health, health services research, clinical medicine, economics, psychology and systems design.

We work in close partnership with The Health Improvement Studies Institute (THIS) to help generate practical, actionable evidence that can support sustainable improvements in healthcare service provision and long-term patient benefit. The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) is also a key collaborator.

Featured Research

Selected Research

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    Supporting FasterCures' project on biomedical innovation metrics

    Researchers are helping FasterCures in their effort to understand the metrics that currently measure innovation in the biomedical ecosystem. They will also establish to what degree these existing approaches are appropriate and relevant to measure and drive innovation for the benefit of patients.

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    Evaluating the Wellbeing Premium Programme

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) often find it hard to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees, or do not invest at all. Researchers are evaluating a randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive programme to improve employee health and wellbeing in SMEs in the West Midlands.

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    Making outcome-based payment a reality in the NHS: Phase 2

    To prepare for the implementation of a pilot scheme to pay for cancer drugs based on achieved outcomes, researchers are addressing issues identified in the first phase of research, such as the quality and completeness of real-world data on key patient outcomes.

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    Indoor environment can impact child health

    In the EU, 26 million children under age 15 are exposed to household damp, noise, darkness and cold, which is associated with poorer health outcomes. Eliminating children’s exposure to household damp and mould could save $62 billion over the next 40 years.

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    Mental Health and Wellbeing

    RAND Europe’s growing work in the field of mental health and wellbeing draws on expertise from across a range of disciplines and methodological backgrounds to bring an innovative perspective to our projects. In particular, our well-established reputation in healthcare research is complemented by extensive science policy expertise, particularly in the field of research evaluation.

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    Evaluating the European Medicines Agency Fee System

    The EMA fee system is generally efficient and effective, but it is not cost-based at a granular level and not always flexible, and over time it has become increasingly complex. Additionally the EMA relies on both industry fees and EU and EEA budget contributions to meet the costs of all its activities.

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    Exploring NHS and Social Care Funding Options

    Research on different health and social care funding models assessed the popularity of different funding approaches among the UK public. Previous research examined other countries' funding schemes and found there is no single, commonly preferred solution to achieving sustainable revenues.

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    How does UK public health research contribute to clinical guidelines?

    The UK makes an important contribution to public health research, as measured by citations in National Institute for Health and Care Excellence public health guidelines. However, the extent to which public health guidelines reflect practice at the local authority level is less clear.