Tag Archives: Economic Questions

Five Hours a Day: Systemic Innovation for an Ageing Population (NESTA)

Summary This report explores the impact of ageing on society and what this might mean in terms of innovation. Nesta proposes taking a systematic look at how people live in the context of changing demographics, looking especially at issues which … Continue reading

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Ready for Ageing? (House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change)

Summary A recent report from the Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change warns that Government and society at large are unprepared for ageing. A broad range of policy areas are addressed, with comprehensive analyses of the potential impact … Continue reading

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Trends in Spending on Health and Social Care: the Next 50 Years (King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS consumed 3.4% of GDP fifty years ago. By 2012, spending on the NHS and social care consumes 8.2% and 1.2% of GDP respectively; and that is 20% of government spending. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continue reading

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Increasing Active Travel in Urban England and Wales: Potential Savings for the National Health Service (Lancet)

Summary This statistical study looks into the potential savings which increasing levels of walking and cycling in urban areas (i.e. reduced use of private cars and presumably motorised public transport) could bring about purely as a result of positive health … Continue reading

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Models of Individual Patient Hospital Expenditure for General Practice Budgets (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)

Summary The NHS has a system of budgets for general practices to cover hospital expenditure for their patients. This report models individual expenditure using diagnostic information from previous hospital spells, plus a large set of variables measuring population, general practice, and … Continue reading

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The Prediction of Primary Health Care Costs Using Measures of Morbidity and Multi-Morbidity (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)

Summary This paper examines the relationship between the primary care costs of patients (for consultations, tests and drugs) and their age, gender, deprivation and measures of their morbidity and multimorbidity. This information is likely to be of value when calculating budgets … Continue reading

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World Alzheimer Report 2011: Early Diagnosis and Intervention (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary The majority of people worldwide with dementia do not receive a diagnosis until late in the course of the disease, … Continue reading

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