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November 2023

Advancing Paediatric Haemophilia Care: Insights from Prime HCD CHESS PAEDS study

In the realm of paediatric haemophilia care, advancements in treatments and the understanding of disease burdens have been a game-changer patients and their families. One noteworthy contributor to this progress is the comprehensive research initiative CHESS PEADS (Cost of Haemophilia in Europe, a Socio-economic Survey). This article explores the significant findings and implications of CHESS PAEDS and discusses the need for further research to shed light on the evolving landscape of paediatric haemophilia care and aid patient access.
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September 2023

World Alzheimers Day 2023

Dementia is an umbrella term covering symptoms affecting memory, movement, and thinking ability. It impacts the way a person speaks, thinks, feels, and behaves. Based on symptoms or causative factors, dementia can be subdivided into several types.
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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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