Health Economics

Health Economics: Resource Use and Costs


The Health Economics Resource Use and Costs Working Group brings together health economists, within the MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research and across the UK, and other important stake holders from NHS trust finance departments and government bodies. Its aim is to improve methods for resource-use measurement, costing and analysis in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) through collaborative methodological research and dissemination.

Future objectives

The Health Economics Working Group was established in 2014, and aims to engage and include health economists and representatives from NHS finance, HSCIC, NICE and OHE to join the working group. The Working Group will develop its portfolio by applying for Methodology Research Panel funding from the MRP, and for workshop funding from the HTMR Network.

The Health Economics Working Group encompasses the team driving the DIRUM website, and will develop this resource further to include relevant material making it a primary resource for health economists involved with trial-based economic evaluation.

Working Group co-leads: Prof Dyfrig Hughes, Dr Sarah Wordsworth