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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

8.2 Health and welfare economics

Main inclusion criteria

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


Advice on research activities

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. In these cases, code for the therapeutic investigation only.

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
8.2 Health and welfare economics 8.2 Economics



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 6.4 Cost Analyses and Health Care Delivery