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Here we explore health topics through a health economics lens for economists and non-economists alike.

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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Wider Determinants of Health Explained

The wider determinants of health are the social, economic and environmental factors that influence our health ...
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The Economics of Climate Adaptation

There will be opportunities for the UK from climate change. Warmer winters may sound quite appealing at this moment as ...
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What are Health System Goals? A Simple Guide

Health system goals are the objectives that a healthcare system sets to improve the population health and the performance of ...
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The Health Economics of Climate Change

Climate change is a public health issue because it threatens the well-being of people around the world. The health economic ...

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Wider Determinants of Health Explained

The wider determinants of health are the social, economic and environmental factors that influence our health ...
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What are Health System Goals? A Simple Guide

Health system goals are the objectives that a healthcare system sets to improve the population health and the performance of ...
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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 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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What Are Essential Health Benefits? A Simple Guide

Essential Health Benefits: Governments and health insurers use pooled funds to purchase health benefits for their citizens or insured populations ...
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Health Financing Explained: Provider Payment Models

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: Strategic Purchasing

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

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What is a Health Economist: 10 ways they can help

What is a Health Economist? A health economist is someone who is an expert in applying the principles of economics ...
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The Economic Value of Personal Wellbeing

According to a study conducted by O.C. Tanner in the 2022 Global Culture Report, only 49% of employees in the ...

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Wider Determinants of Health Explained

The wider determinants of health are the social, economic and environmental factors that influence our health ...
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The Economics of Climate Adaptation

There will be opportunities for the UK from climate change. Warmer winters may sound quite appealing at this moment as ...
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The Health Economics of Climate Change

Climate change is a public health issue because it threatens the well-being of people around the world. The health economic ...

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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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The Economic Impact of Mental Health & Covid-19

There are huge economic costs arising from individuals living with mental health conditions. These have likely been exacerbated by Covid-19 ...
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The Economic Value of a Healthy Health Workforce

Health professionals are expensive to train, recruit, and provide cover for when absent. We look at the economic cost to ...

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Economics and Value Based Healthcare

When setting health system goals, let’s think beyond the Value based healthcare triple aim and look at personal value, technical ...

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