Tagged: cost effectiveness

BODE3 Interactive League Table – how to use it - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 23, 2017

Prof Tony Blakely, Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Giorgi Kvizhinadze, Dr Linda Cobiac Last week we introduced the concept of league tables to compare interventions.  This week we provide a brief ‘user guide’ for our just launched BODE3 Interactive League Table.  We walk through how to pull down tables and graphs of health gain (quality-adjusted life-years; QALYs), health system costs and … Read More

NZ’s Quitline Service is value-for-money: But how does it compare with other tobacco control actions in a league table? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 21, 2017

Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Nhung Nghiem, Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Dr Frederieke Sanne van der Deen, Prof Tony Blakely We have just published a journal article on the cost-effectiveness of NZ’s Quitline service (including its associated promotion in the mass media). The study found that this intervention package is likely to be an effective means to generate health gain, address … Read More

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