The BiCARB study

Sodium bicarbonate for older patients with chronic kidney disease and mild acidosis - is it value for money?

 

Acidosis is common in chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a health condition where the kidneys are not working as well as they should. It is more common in…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Treatment of stress urinary incontinence: what are the most cost-effective treatments

It is estimated that as many as between 3 million and 6 million people in the UK experience some degree of urinary incontinence. There are several types of incontinence. Stress incontinence is one of the main trypes. It is caused by sphincter weakness and occurs when there is pressure on the…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Interventions for severe obesity: value for money?

Obesity in Scotland

Severe obesity is a growing public health concern. In 2018 in Scotland, 2% of men and 5% of women were classed as morbidly obese (no data exists for severe obesity). Severe obesity leads to more hospital admissions, earlier death, and poorer quality of life due to the higher risk…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Cost-benefit analysis in dentistry - combining HERU's expertise in valuation and economic evaluation

We know surprisingly little about how effective or cost-effective dental interventions are. For example, in the UK each year people have over 15 million scale and polish treatments on the NHS. Yet, there is no strong evidence that scale and polish prevents poor dental health or that scale and polish…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Ultrasound scans offer the best value for money to follow up patients after surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a swelling of the lower part of the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. AAA is a health risk in older people. It is treated with a type of keyhole surgery - endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). The surgery places a stent-graft…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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