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2019

Dasgupta, R., Cameron, S., Aucott, L., MacLennan, G., Kilonzo, M., Lam, T., Thomas, R., Norrie, J., McDonald, A., Anson, K., N'Dow, J., Burgess, N., Clark, C., Keeley, F., MacLennan, S., Starr, K. and McClinton, S. (2019) A multicentre randomised controlled trial of shockwave lithotripsy, as first treatment option, compared with direct progression to ureteroscopic treatment, for ureteric stones (TISU trial). Final project report to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (Project Number 10/137/01).

Hagen, S., Bugge, C., Dean, S.G., Elders, A., Hay-Smith, J., Kilonzo, M., McClurg, D., Abdel-Fattah, M., Agur, W.I., Andreis, F., Booth, J., Dimitrova, M., Gillespie, N., Glazener, C., Grant, A., Guerrero, K., Henderson, L., Kovandzic, M., McDonald, A., Norrie, J., Sergenson, N., Stratton, S., Taylor, A. and Williams, L.R. (2019) Basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for women with urinary incontinence: the OPAL RCT. Final project report to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (Project Number 11/71/03).

Hernández, R., Robertson, C., Scott, N., Scotland, G., Booth, C., Manson, P., Broadhurst, P. and Brazelli, M. (2019) TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope for preventing infection from cardiac implantable electronic devices, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - GID-TA10370), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Imamura, M., Cooper, D., Hernández, R., Ormerod, T., Scotland, G. and Brazzelli, M. (2019) Risankizumab for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. A fast track appraisal, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - TA596), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Kopasker, D. and Montagna, C. (2019) Insecure employment and mental health: one pathway in the productivity puzzle, Small Project Report, Sheffield PIN - Productivity Insights Network, University of Sheffield.

Robertson, C., Fielding, S., Walker, A., Kopasker, D., Vadiveloo, T., Manson, P., Price, G., Brazelli, M. and Scotland, G. (2019) Lorlatinib for previously treated ALK-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - GID-TA10317), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Ryan, M.McKenzie, L., Mennie, L. and Miedzybrodzka, Z. (2019) Valuing whole genome sequencing to improve diagnosis of rare disorders: a health economic perspective. Report to Scottish Genomics Partnership.

Scottish Science Advisory Council (Ryan, M. was a member of the Writing Group) (2019) Informing the future of genomic medicine in Scotland, Edinburgh: SSAC.

 

2018

Avenell, A., Robertson, C., Ske, Z., Jacobsen, E., Boyers, D., Cooper, D., Aceves-Martins, M., Retat, L., Fraser, C., Aveyard, P., Stewart, F., MacLennan, G., Webber, L., Corbould, E., Xu, B., Jaccard, A., Boyle, B., Duncan, E., Shimonovich, M. and de Bruin, M. (2018) REview of Behaviour And Lifestyle interventions for severe obesity: AN evidenCE synthesis (REBALANCE). Systematic reviews and economic evaluations. Final report submitted to NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme (Project number: 15/09/04).

Bhattacharya, S., Scotland, G., McCormack, K., Scott, N., Hawthorn, R., Hawe, J., Phillips, K., Norrie, J., Cooper, K. and Clark, J. (2018) A multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy with second generation endometrial ablation for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding (HEALTH). Final project report to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (Project Number 12/35/23).

Boyers, D., Fielding, S., Cruickshank, M., Imamura, M., Fraser, C., Tighe, J. and Scotland, G. (2018) Inotersen for treating hereditary transthyretin-related amyloidosis, (NICE Highly Specialised Technologies programme), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Denison, F.C., McPherson, G., Scotland, G., Brook-Smith, S., Clarkson, C., Peace, M., Brewin, J., Norman, J.E., Norrie, J. and Lawton, J. (2018) A pragmatic adaptive sequential placebo controlled randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of Glyceryl trinitrate for retained placenta (Got-it trial). Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (Project Number 12/29/01).

Hemming, C., Constable, L., Goulao, B., Kilonzo, M., Boyers, D., Elders, A., Cooper, K., Smith, A., Freeman, R., Breeman, S., McDonald, A., Hagen, S., Montgomery, I., Norrie, J. and Glazener, C. (2018) Vault or Uterine prolapse surgery Evaluation: two parallel randomised controlled trials of surgical options for apical compartment pelvic organ prolapse (VUE). Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Hernández, R., Cruickshank, M., Dimitrova, M., Cooper, D., Aucott, L., Fraser, C., Shimonovich, M., Ormerod, A., Scotland, G. and Brazzelli, M. (2018) Dupilumab for treating adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - TA534), Aberdeen HTA Group.

McNamee, P. (2018) Action Learning Set – mapping current expenditure and activity in prescribing in NHS Lanarkshire. Report for Health Economics Network for Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire.

Pol, M. van der (2018) 'Time and risk preferences in older persons in Scotland', in Douglas, E., Wilson, T. and Bell, D. (2018) Healthy ageing in Scotland: the pilot survey (HAGIS), Stirling: Stirling Management School, University of Stirling.

Riley, P., Glenny, A.M., Worthington, H., Jacobsen, E., Robertson, C., Durham, J., Davies, S., Petersen, H. and Boyers, D. (2018) Oral splints for patients with temporomandibular disorders or bruxism: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Final report submitted to NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme (Project number: 16/146).

Robertson, C., Chong, H., Scotland, G., Cooper, D., Ramsay, C., Urquhart, G. and Aucott, L. (2018) Enzalutamide for treating non-metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - TA580), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Robertson, C., Walker, A., Jacobsen, E., Aucott, L., Herriot, R., Scotland, G. and Brazelli, M. (2018) Lanadelumab for preventing recurrent attacks of hereditary angioedema, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - TA606), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Scotland, G., Dimitrova, M., Ayansina, D., Cruickshank, M., Imamura, M., Fraser, C., Lam, T. and Brazelli, M. (2018) Padeliporfin for treating localised prostate cancer, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - TA546), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

2017

Boyers, D., Cruickshank, M., Jacobsen, E., Cooper, C., Fraser, C., Culligan, D. and Scotland, G. (2017) Brentuximab vedotin for relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance - TA478), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

McNamee, P., Neilson, A.R., Norwood, P., Avenell, A. and Ludbrook, A. (2017) A review of the evidence base for modelling the costs of overweight, obesity and diet-related illness for Scotland, and critical appraisal of the cost-effectiveness evidence base for population wide interventions to reduce overweight, obesity and diet-related illness, Aberdeen: Food Standards Scotland. [pdf]

Ramsay, C., Clarkson, J., Duncan, A., Lamont, T., Heasman, P., Boyers, D., Goulao, B., Bonetti, D., Bruce, R., Gouick, J., Heasman, L., Lovelock, L., MacPherson, L., McCracken, G., McDonald, A., Mitchell, F., Norrie, J., Pol, M. van der, Sharp, A., Steele, J., Watt, G., Worthington, H. and Young, L. (2017) Improving the Quality of Dentistry (IQuaD): a cluster factorial randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost benefit of oral hygiene advice and/or periodontal instrumentation to routine care for the prevention and management of periodontal disease in dentate adults attending dental primary care. Final project report to NIHR (Project Number 09/01/45).

Scotland, G. and Brazzelli, M. (2017) Eluxadoline for treating irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea. Evidence Review Group critique of the new economic evidence submitted by the company in response to the Appraisal Consultation Document, (NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance -TA471), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Scotland, G. and Kopasker, D. (2017) Teduglutide for treating short bowel syndrome. Evidence Review Group critique of the new economic evidence submitted by the company in response to the Appraisal Consultation Document, (NICE Technology Appraisal -10048), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Scotland, G., Kopasker, D., Scott, N., Cruickshank, M., Hernández, R., Fraser, C., McLean, M., McKinlay, A. and Brazzelli, M. (2017) Teduglutide for treating short bowel syndrome, (NICE Technology Appraisal -10048), Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

Skåtun, D., Elliott, R.F., Ejebu, O., McConnachie, A., Rice, N. and Weatherall, K. (2017) The staff market forces factor component of the resource allocation weighted capitation formula: new estimates 2013-2015, Aberdeen: HERU.

Skåtun, D., Leckcivilize, A. and Skåtun, J.D. (2017) The effects of pay restraint on NHS Scotland staff groups within the Agenda for Change pay system. Final Report to the Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee (STAC).

 

2016

Cruickshank, M., Campbell, C., Choi, Y., Cubie, H., Cuschieri, K., Donaghy, M., Robertson, C., Smart, L., Sullivan, F. and Weller, D. (Neilson, A.R. is on the project team and contributed to Appendix 3 (2016) The Scottish Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme: assessing and modelling the impact of HPV 16/18 immunisation on the performance of current cervical screening performance and the effectiveness of alternative cervical screening strategies to optimise cancer prevention in the HPV immunisation era. Final report submitted to the Chief Scientist Office (CZG/4/528).

Scotland, G., Hernández, R., Robertson, C., Scott, N. and Fraser, C. (2016) Radium-223 dichloride for treating hormone-relapsed prostate cancer with bone metastases (men who have not received docetaxel and for whom docetaxel is contraindicated or not suitable): ERG critique of the company submission for re-consideration of current CDF technologies under the new proposed CDF criteria. Report from Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group to NICE Appraisal Committee.

Tassie, E., Scotland, G. and Neilson, A.R. (2016) A model based cost-effectiveness analysis of opportunistic screening for identifying atrial fibrillation with a single lead handheld electrocardiogram monitor in general practices in Scotland, Final report. HERU, University of Aberdeen. [pdf]

Watson, A. J., Cook, J., Hudson, J., Kilonzo, M., Wood, J., Bruhn, H., Brown, S., Buckley, B., Curran, F., Jayne, D., Loudon, M., Rajagopal, R., McDonald, A. and Norrie, J. (2016) A pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial comparing stapled haemorrhoidopexy to traditional excisional surgery for haemorrhoidal disease: the eTHoS Study. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

2015

Douglas, F., Ejebu, O., Garcia, A., MacKenzie, F., Whybrow, S., McKenzie, L., Ludbrook, A. and Dowler, E. (2015) The nature and extent of food poverty, NHS Health Scotland. [pdf]

Glazener, C., Breeman, S., Elders, A., Hemming, C., Cooper, K., Freeman, F., Smith, A., Hagen, S., Montgomery, I., Kilonzo, M., Boyers, D., McDonald, A., McPherson, G., MacLennan, G. and Norrie, J. (2015) Clinical and cost-effectiveness of surgical options for the management of anterior and/or posterior vaginal wall prolapse: two randomised controlled trials within a comprehensive cohort study: results from the PROSPECT Study. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Ludbrook, A., Campbell, J., Douglas, F., Michels, K., Müller, I., Furlong, B., De Craemer, M., Vuillemin, A. and Woods, C. (2015) Report on policy monitoring and evaluation based on literature search and rapid review., 3.2.1. DEDIPAC Consortium.

Ludbrook, A. (2015) 'Special focus III: how does minimum unit pricing for alcohol affect different types of drinkers?', in Sassi, F. (ed.) Tackling harmful alcohol use: economics and public health policy, Paris, France: OECD Publishing. [pdf]

Pol, M. van der, Olajide, D., Dusheiko, M., Guthrie, B., Elliott, R.F., Jorm, L.R. and Leyland, A.H. (2015) Avoidable Scottish Hospitalisations (ASH). Final report submitted to Chief Scientist Office.

Scotland, G., Neilson, A. R., Javanbakht, M., Fielding, S., Cruickshank, M., Sharma, P., Fraser, C., Simpson, W. and Brazzelli, M. (2015) Alirocumab for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia. Report from Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group to NICE Single Technology Appraisal Programme.

Scotland, G., Javanbakht, M., Scott, N., Cruickshank, M., Sharma, P., Fraser, C., Simpson, W. and Brazzelli, M. (2015) Ezetimibe for treating primary (heterozygous-familial and non-familial) hypercholesterolaemia. Report from Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group to NICE Appraisal Committee.

2014

Azuara-Blanco, A., Banister, K., Boachie, C., McMeekin, P., Gray, J., Burr, J., Bourne, R., Garway-Heath, D., Batterbury, M., Hernández, R., McPherson, G., Ramsay, C. and Cook, J. (2014) Comparative study of automated imaging technologies for the diagnosis of glaucoma (GATE study). Diagnostic accuracy, performance as triage tests, and cost-effectiveness. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC).

Eberth, B., Ludbrook, A., Gerdtham, U.-G. and Hernández, R. (2014) Socioeconomic inequalities in health and behaviour: Application of novel approaches to identify health inequality in Scotland and England to inform policy: final report, Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office.

Hoskins, G., Williams, B., Duncan, E., Sheikh, A., Pinnock, H., Donnan, P. T. and Pol, M. van der (2014) Can eliciting and addressing health-related goals improve asthma control and asthma-related quality of life? Feasibility Phase II pilot randomised controlled trial. Final report submitted to Chief Scientist Office.

Kenter, J. O., Reed, M. S., Irvine, K. N., O'Brien, L., Brady, E., Bryce, R., Christie, M., Church, A., Cooper, N., Davies, A., Evely, A., Everard, M., Fazey, I., Hockley, N., Jobstvogt, N., Molloy, C., Orchard-Webb, J., Ravenscroft, N., Ryan, M. and Watson, V. (2014) UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow-on. Work package report 6: shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems, Cambridge: UK National Ecosystem Assessment. [link]

Mowatt, G., Hernández, R., Castillo, M., Lois, N., Fraser, C., Aremu, O., Amoaku, W., Burr, J. M., Lotery, A., Ramsay, C. and Azuara-Blanco, A. (2014) Optical coherence tomography for the diagnosis, monitoring, and guiding of treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Pickard, R., Starr, K., MacLennan, G., Kilonzo, M., Lam, T., Thomas, R., Burr, J., McClinton, S. and the SUSPEND Trial Group (2014) Group use of drug therapy in the management of symptomatic ureteric stones in hospitalised adults: a multicentre placebo controlled trial of a calcium channel blocker (nifedipine) and an α-blocker (tamsulosin). The SUSPEND Trial final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

2013

Alcohol Health Alliance Strategy Group (2013) Health first: an evidence-based alcohol strategy for the UK, Stirling: University of Stirling. (Ludbrook, A., member of AHAS Group)

Brittenden, J., Cotton, S. C., Elders, A., Tassie, E., Scotland, G., Ramsay, C., Norrie, J., Burr, J. M., Francis, J., S., W., Campbell, B., Bachoo, P., Chetter, I., Gough, M., Earnshaw, J., Lees, T., Scott, J., Baker, S. A., MacLennan, G., Prior, M., Bolsover, D. and Campbell, M. K. (2013) Clinical and cost-effectiveness of foam sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation and surgery for varicose veins: results from the CLASS trial. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Cleland, J., Johnston, P., Mattick, K., Rees, C., Skåtun, D., Watson, V. and Krucien, N. (2013) Understanding push-pull factors in medical careers decision making: final report, NHS Education for Scotland.

Crabb, D., Russell, R., Malik, R., Anand, N., Baker, H., Boodhna, T., Bronze, C., Fung, S., Garway-Heath, D., Glen, F., Hernández, R., Kirwan, J., Lemer, C., McNaught, A. and Viswanathan, A. (2013) Frequency of visual field testing when monitoring patients newly diagnosed with glaucoma. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Program (Project number 10/2000/68).

Derek Halden Consultancy, Integrated Transport Planning and Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) (2013) Going smarter: final report [pdf], Scottish Government. (Ludbrook, A., member of group)

Humphrey, T., Lau, A., Hoddinott, P., Penman, K., Bellizzi, M., Chick, C. and Boyers, D. (2013) Proactive telephone care for breastfeeding women delivered by a dedicated feeding support team in a rural community. Final report submitted to NHS Grampian.

Kenter, J.O., Bryce, R., Davies, A., Jobstvogt, N., Watson, V., Ranger, S., Solandt, J.L., Duncan, C., Christie, M., Crump, H., Irvine, K.N., Pinard, M. and Reed, M.S. (2013) The value of potential Marine Protected Areas in the UK to divers and sea anglers, Cambridge: UK National Ecosystem Assessment.

Lee, A., Porteous, T., Bond, C., Francis, J., Lowrie, R., Scotland, G., Sheikh, A., Smith, L., Thomas, M. and Wyke, S. (2013) The Help for Hay Fever study: can a goal-focussed intervention delivered in Scottish community pharmacies improve outcomes for people with intermittent allergic rhinitis? A pilot randomised controlled trial. Final report for Chief Scientist Office.

Norwood, P., Watson, V., Viega, P. and Correira, I. (2013) What do patients want from primary care services? Final report, Ministério da Saude, INSA.

Robertson, C., Archibald, D., Avenell, A., Douglas, F., Hoddinott, P., van Teijlingen, E., Boyers, D., Stewart, F., Boachie, C., Fioratou, E., Wilkins, D., Street, T., Carroll, P. and Fowler, C. (2013) Systematic reviews and integrated report on the quantitative, qualitative and economic evidence base for the management of obesity in men. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Sharma, P., Scotland, G., Cruickshank, M., Tassie, E., Fraser, C., Burton, C., Croal, B., Ramsay, C. R. and Brazzelli, M. (2013) Clinical and cost-effectiveness of point-of-care tests (CoaguChek system, INRatio2 PT/INR monitor and ProTime Microcoagulation system) for the self-monitoring of the coagulation status of people receiving long-term vitamin K antagonist therapy compared with standard UK practice: systematic review and economic evaluation. Diagnostic assessment report submitted in support of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Diagnostic Assessments Programme.

Walsh, D., McCartney, G., McCullough, S., Pol, M. van der., Buchanan, D. and Jones, R. (2013) Exploring potential reasons for Glasgow's 'excess' mortality: results of a three-city survey of Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester, Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

2012

Boyers, D. (2012) Costing report for a new diagnostic test for the detection of acute compartment syndrome. [Unpublished report for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary]. [Full text.pdf]

Dickey, H., Ikenwilo, D., Norwood, P., Watson, V. and Zangelidis, A. (2012) Utilisation of eye care services: examining the effect of Scotland's eye care policy, Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office.

Khan, N.U., Quayyum, Z., Quayyum, T., Nasreen, H., Mahmud, S.N. and Ensor, T. (2012) Costs of providing maternal, new born and child health care: estimates from BRAC's IMNCS programme in rural Bangladesh, Bangladesh: Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC.

Kilonzo, M., Hislop, J., Elders, A., Fraser, C., Bissett, D., McClinton, S., Mowatt, G. and Vale, L. (2012) Pazopanib for the first line treatment of patients with advanced and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a single technology appraisal, Aberdeen: Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group.

McIntyre, D., Honda, A., Ryan, M. and Van Niekerk, R. (2012) Community preferences in terms of public sector health services in South Africa : what aspects of public sector health service quality improvements should be prioritised? Health Economic Unit Policy Brief, Cape Town: Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town.

Milne, H., McKinstry, B., Flemming, D., Hanley, J., Mead, G., Pol, M. van der., Sheikh, A., Starr, J. and McCloughan, L. (2012) The use of global position satellite tracking in wandering people with dementia: feasibility study. Final report for Chief Scientist Office.

Mowatt, G., Scotland, G. , Boachie, C., Cruickshank, M., Ford, J. A., Fraser, C., Kurban, L., Lam, T. B., Padhani, A. R., Royle, J., Scheenen, T. W. and Tassie, E. (2012) Systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and enhanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques in aiding the localisation of prostate abnormalities for biopsy. Final report to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Olson, J., Sharp, P., Goatman, K., Prescott, G., Scotland, G., Fleming, A., Philip, A., Santiago, C., Borooah, S., Broadbent, D., Chong, V., Dodson, P., Harding, S., Leese, G., Styles, C., Swa, K. and Wharton, H. (2012) Improving the economic value of photographic screening for optical coherence tomography-detectable macular oedema - a prospective, multi-centre, United Kingdom study. Final report submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Ormston, R., McConville, S., Pol, M. van der., Ludbrook, A. and Amos, A. (2012) Evaluation of quit4. Report to NHS Health Scotland.

Rao, K., Shroff, Z., Ramani, S., Khandpur, N., Murthy, S., Hazarika, I., Choksi, M., Ryan, M., Berman, P. and Vijuvic, M. (2012) How to attract health workers to rural areas. Findings from a discrete choice experiment from India. Health Nutrition and Population discussion paper, Washington D.C: World Bank.

Ryan, M., Kolstad, J., Rockers, P. and Dolea, C. (2012) How to conduct a discrete choice experiment for health workforce recruitment and retention in remote and rural areas: a user guide with case studies, Geneva: World Health Organization / World Bank.

Skåtun, D. and Ikenwilo, D. (2012) Impact of revalidation on the clinical and non-clinical activity of hospital doctors. Research report to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. [pdf]

2011

Burr, J.M., Botello-Pinzon, P., Takwoingi, Y., Hernández, R., Vazquez-Montes, M., Elders, A., Asaoka, R., Banister, K., van der Schoot, J., Fraser, C., King, A., Lemij, H., Sanders, R., Vernon, S., Tuulonen, A., Kotecha, A., Glasziou, P., Garway-Heath, D., Crabb, D., Vale, L., Azuara-Blanco, A., Perera, R., Ryan, M., Deeks, J. and Cook, J. (2011) Surveillance for ocular hypertension: an evidence synthesis and economic evaluation. Final report submitted to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (project number 07/46/02).

Denison, F. C., Lee, A., Norman, J., Bhattacharya, S., Scotland, G., Morris, C. and Mahmood, T. (2011) The clinical and short-term NHS costs of maternal obesity for maternity services in Scotland. Final report submitted to the Chief Scientist Office (CZG/2/471), Edinburgh: CSO.

Hoddinott, P., Craig, L., Sherriff, D., McLennan, G., Boyers, D., Vale, L., Arnold, K., McNicol, J., Humphrey, T. and Riach, J. (2011) The FEST Study Feasibility study for a trial of proactive telephone support for breastfeeding women in disadvantaged areas provided by a specialised feeding support team. Final report for NHS Grampian.

Ludbrook, A. and Douglas, F. (2011) Local evaluation of Keep Well in Aberdeen Community Health Partnership. NHS Grampian Final Report, NHS Grampian.

Ludbrook, A. and McNamee, P. (2011) Feasibility study of use of direct payments for informal care. Final report for Chief Scientist Office.

Ma, A., Skåtun, D., Sutton, M., Guthrie, B. and Gravelle, H. (2011) An examination of changes introduced in the quality and outcomes framework in 2006/07 and their effects of the delivery of primary care in Scotland. Chief Scientist Office Final Report, Edinburgh: Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office.

Matheson, C., Jaffray, M., Bond, C., Ryan, M., Liddell, D. and Clarke, A. (2011) Attitudes, knowledge and experience of the general public towards drug misuse and drug treatment strategies. Final Report prepared for the Chief Scientist Office.

McMurdo, M.E., Witham, M., Struthers, A., Boyers, D., Pol, M. van der et al (2011) A randomised controlled trial of the effect of exercise training on exercise capacity in older patients with heart failure. Final Report to the Chief Scientist Office (CZH/4/4260).

Pickard, R., Lam, T., MacLennan, G., K., S., Kilonzo, M., McPherson, G., Gillies, K., McDonald, A., Walton, K., Buckley, B., Glazener, C., Boachie, C., Burr, J., Norrie, N., Vale, L., Grant, A. and N'Dow, J. (2011) Types of urethral catheter for reducing symptomatic urinary tract infections in hospitalised adults requiring short term catheterisation: a randomised controlled trial. Final report submitted to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Sharma, P., Boyers, D., Boachie, C., Stewart, F., Miedzybrodzka, Z., Simpson, W., Kilonzo, M., McNamee, P. and Mowatt, G. (2011) Elucigene FH20 and LIPOchip for the diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia. Final report to NICE Diagnostic Review Committee.

2010

Bhattacharya, S., Scotland, G., Harrild, K., Kurinczuk, J.K., Lyall, H., Rajkhowa, M. and Harrold, A. (2010) Clinical and cost-effectiveness of elective single embryo versus double embryo transfer policy in assisted reproduction. Final report submitted to the Chief Scientist Office (CZG/2/361).

Cuthbertson, B., Stott, S., Campbell, M., Vale, L., Cook, J., Norrie, J., Brittenden, J., Kinsella, J., Grant, A., Alcorn, D., Serpell, M., McColl, A., Rae, D., Shepherd, K., Addison, J., McPherson, G., McDonald, A., Cotton, S., Elders, A., MacLennan, G., Boyers, D. and Hernández, R. (2010) Pragmatic multi-centre randomised trial of (1) routine postoperative ICU care and/or (2) pre-operative fluid loading in high-risk surgical patients undergoing major elective and urgent surgery. Final report submitted to Chief Scientist Office.

Elliott, R. F., Ma, A., McConnachie, A., Morris, S., Rice, N. and Skåtun, D. (2010) Report to the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation(ACRA). The staff market forces factor component of the resource allocation weighted capitation formula: new estimates. Phase 1., University of Aberdeen: Health Economics Research Unit. [pdf]

Entwistle, V., Firnigl, D., Francis, J., Fraser, C., Kinghorn, P. and Ryan, M. (2010) How much do experiences of healthcare matter?, Voluntary Health Scotland Briefing, Summer 2010.

Farrar, S., Chalkley, M., Yi, D. and Ma, A. (2010) Payment by results: consequences for key outcomes measures and variations across HRGs, providers and patients. Report for the Department of Health. [pdf]

Glazener, C., Boachie, C., Buckley, B., Cochran, C., Dorey, G., Grant, A., Hagen, S., Kilonzo, M., McDonald, A., McPherson, G., Moore, K., N’Dow, J., Ramsay, C. and Vale, L. (2010) Conservative treatment for urinary incontinence in men after prostate surgery (MAPS). Final report submitted to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Kilonzo, M., Hislop, J., Elders, A., Fraser, C., Bissett, D., McClinton, S., Mowatt, G. and Vale, L. (2010) Pazopanib for the first line treatment of patients with advanced and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a single technology appraisal. Report submitted to National Institute for Healthcare and Excellence (NICE).

Ludbrook, A. (2010) Purchasing patterns for low price off sales alcohol: evidence from the Expenditure and Food Survey, Commissioned Report for Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems.

Ma, A., Battu, H. and Elliott, R. F. (2010) Local pay differences and vacancy rates for school teachers in England and Wales: regional differences in teacher's rates of pay and teacher vacancy rates. Report for Office for Manpower Economics. [pdf]

Ma, A., Elliott, R.F, Morris, S., Rice, N. and Skåtun, D.(2010) Phase 2. Report to the Department of Health. The staff market forces factor component of the resource allocation weighted capitation formula: refinements to method. Phase 2., University of Aberdeen: Health Economics Research Unit. [pdf]

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Petrie, D., Ludbrook, A., Gobey, M., Dewhurst, J., Montagna, C. and Molana, H. (2010) Scoping study of the economic impact on the alcohol industry of pricing and non-price policies to regulate the affordability and availability of alcohol in Scotland. Final report to NHS Health Scotland.

Rao, K., Ramani, S., Murthy, S., Hazarik, I., Khandpur, N., Choskshi, M., Khanna, S., Vujicic, M., Berman, P. and Ryan, M. (2010) Health worker attitudes towards rural services in India: results from qualitative research. Health, Nutrition and Population discussion paper, HNP, Washington D.C.: World Bank.

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Scotland, G., Royle, P., Henderson, R., Hollick, R., McNamee, P. and Waugh, N. (2010) Evidence Review Group: denosumab for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures in post-menopausal women. Final report submitted to the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Sussex, J., Watson, V., Tetteh, E. and Ryan, M. (2010) Investigation of the value placed on National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) services by referrers in the NHS, London: Office of Health Economics.

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