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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

Vitamin K2 has no effect on reducing the risk of falls

Falls and older people

Falls are a common and serious occurrence for everyone and are more common in older people. One in three community dwelling people aged 65 years or over fall at least once per year. Falls can lead to injury, fractures, disability, poorer quality of life, loss of…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

HERU Internship Experiences 2019

Each year HERU hosts up to three paid Interns in the Unit to build health economics capacity and contribute to our research projects. We sat down with this year’s interns, Jeanne Armand (left) Cameron Owens (middle) and Jennifer Martin (right), to talk about their time at HERU.

Jeanne is a 3rd year…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

HERU Explains: Discrete Choice Experiments

In this HERU Blog post we introduce the first of our 'HERU Explains...' video series. We'll use the 'HERU Explains...' series to briefly introduce some of the economic tools and concepts we use in health economics.

In this video, we explain how we use Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) to measure…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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