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Health economics was one of the lead roles that YHPHO fulfilled on behalf of the
network of PHOs.
What is Health Economics?
Economics is concerned with the optimal allocation of a scarce resource; therefore
health economics in the context of the NHS is concerned with finding the most effective way of
allocating the annual budget which will lead to the greatest increase in health
outcomes for the population.
Health Economics is becoming increasingly important given the mounting pressure
on the NHS to reduce the amount it spends, yet at the same time improve the
quality of the services that it provides: the answer, the NHS must become more
efficient in the way it provides health care.
Find out more by reading our guides to key health economics topics:
YHPHO tools, data and resources
YHPHO produced valuable tools and pieces of work relating to health economics
to assist with resource allocation decision making. We also offered practical
advice on how health economics can be used.
Our work included supporting commissioners with prioritisation, supporting the Planned Care Board in its work to develop clinical thresholds and supporting the development of the QIPP resource packs.
Health Economics tools
Health Economics related briefings and publications
Health Economics training and events
Last Updated: Wednesday, 14th October 2015