- Save the Children launch website designed with CORU's help
- Attempts at surgical removal are of no benefit to asbestos cancer sufferers finds trial led by CORU's Tom Treasure
- CORU's work shows effects of selective citation on surgical practice
- Pandemic flu countermeasure work published in Vaccine
- Editorial praises CORU's simple risk stratification model
- Tom Treasure's talk is ranked among top three presentations
- The Ekjut trial in India is selected as Trial of the Year!
- Christos Vasilakis gives keynote lecture at Young OR 17 conference
- CORU informs national policy on pandemic flu
- CORU work examines the foundations of triage
- Christina Pagel gives invited talk at RCM conference
- Martin Utley gives invited talk at the MASHNET workshop
- Making sense of statistics
- UCL helps engineer to heal his own heart
- Christina Pagel has paper published in The Lancet
- Martin Utley promoted to professor
- Professor Tom Treasure attends NICE International conference
- Citation for Steve Gallivan
- NCEPOD report highlights concerns over chemotherapy
- CORU 25 year celebration
- Marfan aortic aneurysm: Golesworthy wins Healthcare Award
- CORU projections of skilled birth attendance rates in world's poorest regions published
- CORU's Skilled Birth Attendance paper is a BMC Highly Accessed paper!
- CORU's visual outcome monitoring tool (VLAD) goes global!
- Number of people living with cancer set to increase significantly
- CORU article highlights challenges in implementing modelling toolkits
- Health financing website receives positive feedback!
- Is surgery to remove secondary cancer always a good thing?
- Sonya Crowe awarded Improvement Science Fellowship by the Health Foundation!
- CORU work helps child heart teams get clearer picture of their results
- CORU's work with the Department of Health's health protection team continues
- UCL Partners successful in bid to host a new £9 million CLAHRC!
- Funding bid to understand complications following children's heart surgery successful!
- Editorial published in Heart discussing the benefits and risks of monitoring mortality
- Health research partnership launches to tackle major health challenges
- CORU's Tom Treasure discusses colorectal cancer in the BMJ
Save the Children launch website designed with CORU's help
17 October 2011
Save the Children have just launched a health financing website (equitablehealthfinancing.org) designed with the help of
Christina Pagel and Martin Utley of CORU and
colleagues at the Centre for International Health and Development. The website
aims to help policy makers in low and middle income countries navigate the
complex evidence around different ways of financing a health system, especially
given the gradual phasing out of fees at point of use. The website uses a
variety of methods to summarise the evidence of a rapid literature review, fully
exploiting web architecture by including cross-referencing and searchable and
sortable tables. Most innovative are new ‘scattar plots' (a combination of scatter and radar) showing a
graphical summary of the evidence of impact for different tools (see also figure)
where the distance of each study (dot) from the centre depends on how closely
the context of that study matches the country of the user.
This work was recently presented at the HaCIRIC conference on Global Health Infrastructure and the next stage is to elicit feedback from users.
An example "scattar plot". Each dot represents a study about the impact of a health financing mechanism with the colour indicating the overall impact (green positive, red negative). Using the mouse to hover over a dot will bring up the study reference and clicking on a dot will take the user to a summary of the article. Grey dots show where there are studies but no evidence relating to that particular goal of a health financing system (in this case, to promote equity).