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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

Healthy Eating Week

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week is a dedicated week in the year to encourage healthy eating and drinking, physical activity, and to celebrate healthy living. In 2019, BNF Health Eating Week runs from 10-14 June.

To mark the week we've produced a short video on HERU research…

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

Putting men's preferences at the centre of the patient-doctor relationship

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. There is no overall best treatment: each treatment has its own advantages and disadvantages. Treatments also affect each man differently, so the best treatment will depend on each person’s preferences.

A man diagnosed with prostate cancer will have a specialist nurse…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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