Speaker: Dr Subhash Pokhrel, Reader in health economics and the Director of Health Sciences at Brunel University London
The Centre for Health Services Research at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes Dr Subhash Pokhrel from Brunel University Londonto discuss how return on investments analyses support decision making in public health as part of the research seminar series.
“Prevention is better than cure” but in order to deliver prevention, health services have to spend money upfront. Given competing priorities and continuously shrinking public purse in an austere climate, the need to make a business case for investment in public health interventions and policies has never been greater. Local Authority (LA) and NHS decision makers are currently facing three key questions: do I invest; do I invest more; do I disinvest? These questions are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
In this talk, I will discuss these three questions from the perspective of a decision maker to scope out potential research questions for health services researchers. Then, I will present recent empirical findings from a body of work that has looked at the return on investment (ROI) of alternative policy scenarios in a number of countries, including England. Finally, I will conclude by commenting on wider transferability of such evidence to other jurisdictions or other areas of health services research.
About the Speaker
Dr Subhash Pokhrel is a reader in health economics and the Director of Health Sciences at Brunel University London. He is the lead author of a new book, “ROI in Public Health Policy: Supporting Decisions” published by Palgrave Macmillan. He led the development of NICE Tobacco Control ROI tool and its roll out to several European countries via the EQUIPT project.
A light lunch with refreshments will be provided from 12:45pm with the seminar commencing at 1pm.
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12.45pm - 2.00pmMonday 18th June 2018