The History of British Health Economics and the Role of the University of York

Posted on: 27 October 2017 in Posts

On 27 October 2017 the project team held a witness seminar at the University of York which brought together ten economists from academia and government who played important roles in the development of the discipline from the 1960s and its growing importance in informing health policy.

Topics addressed included the formulation of the Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (QALY) index, the origins of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s, the 1989-1991 reforms of the NHS and the resource allocation formula. More information can be found on the events page.

A transcript of the event is available here

Keywords: Witness Seminars.