iCBT for OCD in young people: study suggests it’s cost-effective, but more research needed


Alastair Canaway on a recent RCT that looks at the cost-effectiveness of therapist-guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for paediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder.

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Economic evaluation of corticosteroid injections for mortons neuroma


In his first guest blog Allan Thomson, Lecturer in Podiartry at Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses an economic evaluation of corticosteroid injections for mortons neuroma.

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Cost-effectiveness of internet-based interventions for harmful drinking

Heavy drinking gentleman

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers harmful drinking as the third largest contributor to the Global Burden of Disease, an index of disability, poor health and mortality. The majority of people who suffer from alcohol use disorders do not receive any treatment, due in part to lack of access. One way of increasing the availability [read the full story…]

Cost-effectiveness of self-management for chronic pain in an aging population


Chronic pain is a major health concern, which increases in prevalence and impact with age. This is important as chronic pain can result in a significant decrease in function and quality of life along with an increase in use of health and social care. Self-management is a potentially inexpensive form of pain management and it [read the full story…]