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8.2 Health and welfare economics

Economic evaluation of health and social care interventions and delivery including

  • cost-benefit analysis of services including economic modelling
  • cost effectiveness or economic feasibility of implementing new interventions or technologies within health services
  • economic assessment of service productivity and outcomes
  • health care costs
  • development and evaluation of economic models of health care

Includes research with a main aim of investigating health and welfare economics.

Excludes clinical trials and health technology assessments with a mandatory economic evaluation component - code for the therapeutic investigation only