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.

Friday, 1 April 2016

HEDS in the News and Media

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Every three months we'll take a look back at which HEDS research has been mentioned in news and web dispatches according to Altmetric.com. We've picked out a few of the articles from the extensive HEDS back catalogue that have received some form of coverage since the start of the year.

One of the latest outputs from the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG), based in Public Health in collaboration with HEDS colleagues published Estimated Effects of Different Alcohol Taxation and Price Policies on Health Inequalities: A Mathematical Modelling Study. The PLoS paper was covered in ScienceDaily, Medical News Today, BioPortfolio and EurekAlert!

Members of SARG, Professor Alan Brennan and Colin Angus' also collaborated on the paper; 'Measurable effects of local alcohol licensing policies on population health in England' which was cited on the Mental Elf website and OnMedica News. The paper also received news coverage in late 2015 via Health Canal, Medical News Today, Economic Voice and EurekaAlert!

Professor Simon Dixon's co-authored paper from 2006 in PharmacoEconomics; 'Incorporating carer effects into economic evaluation' was recently cited in a post on STAT titled 'Why some drug prices should be high'.

Whilst the Nursing Times cited a report co-authored by Sue Ward; 'Transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals: a mixed-methods study' in their article: 'Better endings: a review of end-of-life services'

Along with Wikipedia citations, Mendeley saves, news coverage and Tweets, HEDS received 689 mentions according to Altmetric.com in the last three months.