Tagged: cost effectiveness

Is it time to pilot a test and treat programme for reducing the stomach cancer burden and inequalities in NZ? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 18, 2017

Dr Andrea Teng, Dr Melissa McLeod, Professor Tony Blakely, Professor Nick Wilson  We have just published a modelling study on stomach cancer prevention in the international journal BMC Infectious Diseases (1). This blog briefly examines how a possible population screening programme, that tests and treats for infection by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori in the stomach, may be a cost-effective way to … Read More

A new online calculator for estimating how much a society might spend on life-saving interventions - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jul 22, 2015

By the BODE3 Programme Team* In this blog we describe an online calculator we developed to estimate the maximum investment society might consider spending on life-saving health interventions, while remaining cost-effective. For NZ, the amounts generated by this calculator vary … Continue reading → … Read More

Bowel cancer screening – An interesting new US study and thoughts about the NZ situation - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jun 29, 2015

Professor Tony Blakely, Associate Professor Diana Sarfati In this blog post we look at a new modelling study on bowel cancer screening, published in a top US journal (JAMA). We discuss the cost-effectiveness of such screening and consider the current … Continue reading → … Read More

Physical activity or nutrition interventions: which can improve population health the most and save the most health dollars? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 19, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson We gave a presentation to Members of Parliament last week on taxes and subsidies on food, the pros and cons (slides here). In this blogpost we go into some extra detail on … Continue reading → … Read More

Food taxes and subsidies will probably protect health & reduce inequalities – but the devil is in the detail - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 09, 2013

Professors Tony Blakely, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Nick Wilson Research teams we lead have published two papers in the last few weeks on food taxes and subsidies – both of which depend on what are called price elasticities.  Timely, in … Continue reading → … Read More

Happiness surveys, & can health sector interventions improve well-being? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 18, 2013

Assoc Prof Nick Wilson & Prof Tony Blakely According to the just released “World Happiness Report 2013”, New Zealanders are among the happiest people in the world, ranking 13th out of 156 nations examined. Actually only seven countries appear to … Continue reading → … Read More