REMINDER Project on free movement of workers in Europe

The Centre is working in collaboration with the University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and 12 other organisations from across Europe to bring a multidisciplinary approach to understanding free movement of workers in Europe. The full title of the project is The Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and European Union Reforms.

Cost-effectiveness of blindness prevention testing in India

The Centre is performing cost-effectiveness analysts of tests that could help prevent diabetes-related blindness in India, where an estimated 69 million people suffer from diabetes. The research is part of a project led by Professor Sobha Sivaprasad, medical retina consultant at Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The impact of unemployment on child maltreatment in the United States

This working paper shows show that unemployment increases child neglect in the United States during the period from 2004 to 2012. The effect on neglect is smaller in states that introduce longer extensions to unemployment benefits, and is greater in counties where an initially larger fraction of children are not covered by health insurance.

Research on elective admissions and policies to moderate their growth

This project consists of several studies that aim to improve the understanding of the growth of planned hospital (elective) admissions and the measures that might moderate this growth. This information is intended to help the NHS operate effectively during a period of financial pressure. This research was commissioned by the NIHR.

Article on hospital care and costs of homeless people

This article uses the 'no fixed abode' flag in Hospital Episode Statistics to compare the costs and diagnoses of hospitalised homeless patients with a sample of the homed. Comparisons include lengths of stay with or without standardising for case mix, in-hospital death rates, the emergency-elective split and overall cost per admission.

Article on hospital mortality and place of death

This article identifies the association between English area-level (i) Hospital Standardised Mortality Rates (HSMRs), (ii) overall mortality and (iii) out-of-hospital mortality. The strong association between (i) and (iii) suggests that policy analyses that compare HSMRs to measure quality change may be biased by unbalanced samples of hospital patients.

Analysis of trends in hospital admissions and bed days 1997/8 to 2014/15

This report examines how far the trends in emergency and elective hospital admissions and bed days in England over the last 17 years can be explained by the changing age distribution and associated rising numbers of older people, by factors associated with particular birth cohorts, and by factors associated with particular time periods.

Research on transition and duration in disability

In this paper we use a Spanish dataset to study how disability transition probabilities (as well as mortality probabilities) are associated with concurrent factors to age such as income, gender and education. Little attention has previously been paid to the combined effect of these factors on the transition from one degree of disability to another.

Research on cost of Fitness to Practise processes

This research report provides statistical information for different features of the HCPC's Fitness to Practise processes between April 2012 and March 2014 and addresses some specific questions regarding the factors which impact on costs. Commissioned by the Health and Care Professions Council. The report is available to download below.


The Centre for Health Service Economics & Organisation (CHSEO, founded December 2010) is an innovative research unit focused on whole-system analysis of the English health and social care sector and selected local health economies. It is based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, and linked to the Department of Economics, in the University of Oxford. Working with economists and statisticians, the Centre aims to produce high quality strategic analysis.

The Centre has recently completed a programme of longer-term projects commissioned by the Department of Health, and is currently conducting studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the Wellcome Trust and the Professional Standards Authority.