HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Health Economics Twitter Journal Club

From the Academic Health Economists’ Blog:

“The Academic Health Economists’ Blog oversees the Health Economics Twitter Journal Club.
The club meets on the first Monday of every month at 8pm London time, using #HEJC on Twitter. Everybody is welcome to contribute.

How it works

The chosen paper is announced 1 week in advance of the discussion, with a summary of the article and proposed discussion points. A copy of the paper is not provided. To suggest a paper tweet us @aheblog.
A tweet is posted at 8pm to mark the beginning of the discussion and another at 9pm marking the end of the discussion. A transcript of each discussion is available at http://aheblog.com/category/hejc including all tweets with the hashtag #HEJC between these 2 tweets.”

The inaugural virtual meeting will take place Monday 1st October, at 8pm London time. The paper for discussion is an Early View article in Health Economics by Warren G. Linley and Dyfrig A. Hughes of Bangor University. The title of the paper is:

Societal views on NICE, Cancer Drugs Fund and value-based pricing criteria for prioritising medicines: a cross-sectional survey of 4118 adults in Great Britain