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Targeting innovation in antibiotics

by Matthew J Renwick, Victoria Simpkin and Elias Mossialos

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is currently responsible for over 700,000 deaths annually around the world. AMR mortality is predicted to rise exponentially to above 10 million deaths per year by 2050. The global economic cost of such a rise in mortality and morbidity is estimated to be $100 trillion.

Lack of innovation

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July 1st, 2016|Health Care|0 Comments|
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    Early evaluation: hurdles in the road for Pioneer health and social care integration programme

Early evaluation: hurdles in the road for Pioneer health and social care integration programme

by Bob Erens and Gerald Wistow

The final report from the ‘early evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneer programme’s first 18 months suggests the 14 English areas comprising its original cohort have been making some headway (11 others joined them last year). But many are finding the going tough in terms of progress towards the initiative’s goal of […]

June 8th, 2016|Integration|1 Comment|

Is parenthood beneficial for later life cognition?

by Sanna Read and Emily Grundy

Parenthood may have long-lasting consequences on how life shapes up. Family building not only affects educational pathways, career opportunities and financial position, but also opens and closes avenues to contacts, activities and social support. Family size and the age when people become parents may be critical. Through various positive and negative aspects and also […]

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    Double whammy: transitioning from children’s to adult services and transitioning to adulthood

Double whammy: transitioning from children’s to adult services and transitioning to adulthood

by Marija Trachtenberg

Allan Colver recently gave a talk at the LSE Health and Social Care Formal Seminar. His talk is timely and relevant. It coincides and overlaps on the very same issues covered in the recently launched NICE guideline on the challenges young people face when transitioning from children’s to adult health and/or social care services.

The challenges experienced depend […]

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    The impact of postponement of reforms to long-term care financing in England

The impact of postponement of reforms to long-term care financing in England

by the CASPeR Study team

The delay in the introduction of a lifetime cap on spending on long-term care will result in single and widowed homeowners with modest incomes who need care now or in the near future having to use up twice as much of their capital to pay for their care.

With funding from the Nuffield Foundation we have […]

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    Greater public investment is needed to fund the NHS at a level considered normal in other high income countries

Greater public investment is needed to fund the NHS at a level considered normal in other high income countries

by Philipa Mladovsky, Martin McKee, David Ingleby and Bernd Rechel

Health care is rarely far from the UK headlines, especially today, as junior doctors go on strike. The NHS’s failings are often highlighted prominently, its successes much less so. There is a constant stream of warnings that it is running out of money and thus unaffordable. Those who never liked […]

January 11th, 2016|Health Care|3 Comments|
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    Celebrating 10 years of “Health Economics, Policy and Law”

Celebrating 10 years of “Health Economics, Policy and Law”

by Adam Oliver

On 22 October 2015, LSE Health and Social Care and the LSE’s Department of Social Policy hosted a special event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Cambridge journal, Health Economics, Policy and Law (HEPL). Several of HEPL’s editorial board members delivered short presentations at the event, reflecting on issues that they thought posed particular challenges to the […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care|0 Comments|

Are health care resources in the developed country context really scarce?

by Albert Weale

It is often said – indeed I have said it myself on a number of occasions – that the problem of the fair and efficient allocation of health care resources stems from the fact of scarcity. I should like to use the splendid and notable occasion of the tenth birthday party of Health Economics, Policy and Law […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|0 Comments|

Health policy ideas fashionable in the Nordic countries

by Karsten Vrangbæk

Scandinavian policy studies have a long tradition of seeking inspiration from organizational theory. This has spurred an interest in concepts and solutions that become “fashionable” and travel across policy fields. They become “standard recipes” that policy makers and managers in health systems turn to, although the actual translation may differ across organizational settings. So what are some […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|0 Comments|

The proper role of public versus private health care financing

by Mark Stabile
As part of HEPL’s 10th anniversary edition I was asked to comment on an excellent paper by Tinghog and colleagues that explored what parts of health care are suitable for private financing. In doing so, I turned the idea around as I believe many countries need to clarify the role and scope of the publicly financed portion of […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|1 Comment|