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University of York

Economic research to inform spending and investment

The University of York’s Centre for Health Economics has helped to guide major spending and investment decisions across the NHS for decades.

The centre has explored the effectiveness of public health policies targeting obesity, smoking and alcohol; examined waiting times and hospital efficiency; and compared the costs and benefits of hundreds of surgical techniques and interventions.

The centre developed the formula used for more than 20 years to allocate health resources equitably across England, a model which also influenced the approach taken in countries such as Brazil and Finland.     

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