Raising breastfeeding rates – a societal issue and a public health responsibility
Quantitative and Statistical Methodology Forum
The talk will outline a method using funnel plots for comparing and presenting EUROCARE-5 population-based international survival estimates. Funnel plots will identify good and poor survival among 29 countries included in EUROCARE for a range of cancer sites. Issues considered will include: fixed or random effects models, data transformations, and winsorisation. Recommendations for assessing and presenting international survival variation will be given. Dr Bannon is a lecturer in medical statistics in the Centre of Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast. Previously, he worked in the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry and on the CONCORD-2 international cancer patient survival study.
Health Economics Association of Ireland Meeting
1235-1300: Paper 1 - Cost of conservative management in patients with end stage kidney disease who decline dialysis: lessons from a multi-centre observational study in the UK
(Presenter: Glenn Phair, Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit)
1300-1325: Paper 2 - The cost-effectiveness of preeclampsia prevention using universal aspirin versus screening test indicated aspirin in low risk women
(Presenter: James O'Mahony, Trinity College Dublin)
1325-1350: Paper 3 - The Economic Burden of Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Republic of Ireland
(Presenter: Aine Roddy, National University of Ireland Galway)
1410-1435: Paper 4 - A Comparison of Static and Dynamic Models to Examine the Effect of Income Loss on Health during the Business Cycle
(Presenter: Fiona Kiernan, University College Dublin)
1435-1500: Paper 5 - The needs of the many VS the needs of the few: Is society willing to pay for stratified medicine?
(Presenter: Alan McMichael, Queen’s University Belfast)
CHaRMS Annual Workshop 2017
9:00 - 9:05: Welcome
Session 1: Disability and the Labour Market, Chair: Duncan McVicar
9:05 – 9:25 Melanie Jones (Cardiff University), Disability and disability-related employment gaps
9:25 – 9:45 Anne Devlin (QUB), Why is disability prevalence so high in Northern Ireland?
9:45 – 10:05 Laura McCartney & Sean Fitzsimons (Disability Action), Hard at work: Employment and disability in NI
Session 2: Ageing, Chair: Declan French
10:05 – 10:25 Anne Nolan (ESRI- TILDA), Insurance and health in the older population
10:25 – 10:45 David Bell & Elaine Douglas (Stirling University - HAGIS), HAGIS In the field: Sample strategy & NHS health data response rates
10:45 - 11:15 Break
Session 3: Data and Policy, Chair: Mark McGovern
11:15 – 11:35 Sarah Gibney (Dept of Health - ROI), Healthy and positive ageing initiative
11:35 – 11:55 Mark McGovern (QUB), Long-term economic impacts of breastfeeding
11:55 – 12:15 Roger O'Sullivan (Institute of Public Health) Research translation and policy drivers in ageing
12:15 – 13:00 David Canning (Harvard University) - Macroeconomic and Wealth Implications of Health Insurance
UKCRC Centres of Excellence Annual Conference
Can a major shock in childhood permanently shape trust? We consider a hunger episode in Germany after WWII and construct a measure of hunger exposure from official data on caloric rations set monthly by the occupying forces providing regional and temporal variation. We correlate hunger exposure with measures of trust using data from a nationally representative sample of the German population. We show that individuals exposed to low caloric rations in childhood have significantly lower levels of trust as adults. This finding highlights that early-life experiences can have long-term effects in domains other than health, where such effects are well-documented.
Health Economics Association of Ireland (HEAI) Meeting
CHaRMS Seminar: Professor John Mullahy (Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The purposes of this paper are to describe some conceptual and empirical foundations of "healthy-time" measures of health outcomes or healthcare quality, and to explore how to expand the empirical opportunities for measuring such outcomes using U.S. national survey data. To these ends, the paper provides an overview of Grossman's seminal health production framework, surveys some of the healthy-time outcome/quality measures in use across a variety of contexts and applications, explores how data from the U.S. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) might be used to develop ongoing healthy-time measures for U.S. samples, describes an econometric strategy for studying such outcomes, and presents estimates of regression models describing two sets of healthy-time outcome measures obtained from 2011 and 2012 MEPS data.
John Mullahy is Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Affiliate Professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program, and Co-Director of the NIMH training program in Health and Mental Health Economics, all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Honorary Professor of Economics at NUI Galway and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as Co-Editor of Health Economics and is a member of the editorial board of Health Services and Outcomes Research Methods and International Journal of Health Economics and Management. He was formerly Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics and was previously guest editor on JRSS-A: Regional Science and Urban Economics: Empirical Economics and Economic Modeling.
CHaRMS roundtable workshop on research funding
On March 24th CHaRMS (Centre for Health Research at the Management School) will be holding a roundtable workshop to discuss potential opportunities and collaborations for obtaining funding related to health research.
The workshop will feature discussion by Professor John Mullahy (Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison). We will also have presentations from Dr Julie McCarroll from the Public Health Agency to provide an overview of current and prospective funding, and Postgraduate Research Support to provide an overview of different research studentship funding available and application deadlines.
Preferences for Health Conference and Data Workshop (EQ5D)