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September 2022

BMS supports patient preference study – continuing research investment for the beta-thalassemia community

HCD Economics has championed the application of Time Trade Off (TTO) methodology, to the research objective of expanding the health economic evidence for treatments that improve the life of patients. A number of TTO studies are underway and in the March 22nd edition of the prestigious European Journal of Health Economics (impact factor 3.689 [2020] - 472,118 downloads (2021), the TTO study undertaken by HCD Economics was published and is available now as an open access publication. (
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July 2022

A Real World Leader for every patient in Europe

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which serves a population of 500 million citizens, has the stated remit of promoting and protecting public health in European Union (EU) member states, as well as the countries in the European Economic Area, by ensuring all medicines available on the EU market are safe, effective and of high quality.
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About us

HCD was created out of an alliance with University of Chester, charities and health service sectors in reponse to the ever-growing demand for economic analysis within healthcare and specifically the need for health economics and business intelligence within the public and third sectors.

Through these partnerships, HCD provides a unique insight and perspective, focusing our analyses on what matters to patients as well as decision-makers, all undertaken with academic rigour, independence and credibility.

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Our Process

We have created core partnerships with University of Chester and leading patient charities that underpin our approach.

Higher education

Academia has a leading role to play in providing an independent, credible evidence-base as well as evaluating current and new ways of delivering healthcare.


Our partnerships with patient charities ensure that any analyses we undertake reflect the day-to-day realities of living with a particular condition.


We apply primary or secondary real world data sources depending on research needs and questions. From ethically reviewed burden of illness studies and bespoke service primary data, to secondary sourced disease registries and episode statistics.

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