Our respondents didn’t understand these questions – do you?

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Dr Alison Pearce has won a Best Poster Presentation Award at the Health Economics Study Group Winter Meeting 2016 (HESG) held in Manchester in January 2016. The award was given for Alison’s poster “Our respondents didn’t understand these questions – do you? Cognitive interviewing highlights unanticipated decision making in a discrete choice experiment.” The poster described 17 ...

Research on the costs of cancer to be presented at an international conference in India

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Cancer deaths in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (the largest emerging economies in the world) result in over $51 billion (USD) in lost productivity each year. These results are being presented at an international conference in India today. Researchers at the National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI) have estimated that lost productivity due to ...

The cost to society for time off work after head and neck cancer

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When people take time off work because of cancer, society loses their contribution to the economy. Our new study looks at different ways of valuing this contribution. Most people with cancer take some time off work for treatment, recuperation and rehabilitation. As well as impacting on a person’s sense of identity and quality of life, ...

Selecting a wage growth rate for economic evaluations in an uncertain economy

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Selecting a wage growth rate for economic evaluations in an uncertain economy
When doing economic evaluation you often need to forecast into the future.  And when projecting about earnings, you need to account for changes in the economy (for example, inflation). I am currently working on a study examining productivity losses associated with cancer in Ireland, and need to account for wage growth in the future.  But ...

ISPOR 2013 Posters

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I am attending the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) conference in Dublin on the 2nd to the 6th of November. As part of this I am presenting two posters related to my PhD. 1. Can administrative data predict chemotherapy adverse events? 2. Australian standard costs and consequences of four chemotherapy adverse events. ...

Comparing the Australian and Irish Cancer Registries

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Having just moved from Australia to Ireland to do a post-doc at the National Cancer Registry, I was interested in comparing the Australian and Irish cancer registration systems.  Both countries have excellent cancer registries, with some similarities as well as differences between them.  A table comparing the features of each system is below, but the primary differences ...