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Whether you are a health economist, work within a health system, an innovator trying to enter or just an active citizen engaged with their health outcomes, we should have an article for you…

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The Health Economics of Patient Safety

Patient safety is a top priority for patients, healthcare professionals, healthcare provider organisations, those that purchase healthcare on behalf of ...
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The Economic Value of the Breast Clinician Credential

This project involved the development of a value proposition for the Credential, and an economic model to measure the return ...
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What are Integrated Care Systems? A Simple Guide

This article provides an overview of what is meant by integrated care, the evidence that supports it as a health ...
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What Are The Different Types of Healthcare Providers? A Simple Guide

This article looks at the ownership structures of the different types of healthcare providers ...

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What are Integrated Care Systems? A Simple Guide

This article provides an overview of what is meant by integrated care, the evidence that supports it as a health ...
number of hospitals in the united states 2010-2019

What Are The Different Types of Healthcare Providers? A Simple Guide

This article looks at the ownership structures of the different types of healthcare providers ...
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What are Levels of Care? A Simple Guide

Levels of care describe the severity of an issue and the kinds of health conditions the doctors treat as well ...

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Integrated Care Systems: What is the evidence?

Across the world, there is a growing consensus that Integrated Care Systems and People-Centred Care have the potential to deliver ...
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Integrated Care Systems & Financial Flows

The new integrated care systems being established across England have ambitious goals to improve health and wellbeing outcomes ...
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Health Financing Explained: Risk Pooling

Health financing is a critical enabler of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). It ensures that people can access the universal coverage ...
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Health Financing Explained: Revenue Sources

Health financing is a critical enabler of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). It ensures that people can access the universal coverage ...
integrated care systems example

Integrated Care Systems & Financial Flows

The new integrated care systems being established across England have ambitious goals to improve health and wellbeing outcomes ...

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£38bn per annum: A comprehensive economic cost of child poverty in the UK

Cost of Child Poverty in the UK How many children live in poverty in the UK? "For the 3.9 million ...
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The Economics of Preventative Healthcare

On the face of it, raising taxes on products which harm health is likely to be a win-win. Why are ...
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Spring Statement 2022: Opportunity or Threat to Public Health?

There is a compelling case for the Chancellor to restore real spending levels on public health and illness prevention in ...
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Workforce Planning and Economic Value

Workforce planning in health isn’t just about getting the numbers right, it is about maximising the economic value of our ...
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Economic Workforce Planning: Treating People as Assets, Not Costs

In this article, we’ll argue that, despite recent history, treating healthcare staff as a cost and not an asset needs ...
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