Simon Dixon

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Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The relationship between staff skill mix, costs and outcomes in intermediate care services
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:221. 2010
  2. pmc The impact of HIV and AIDS on Africa's economic development
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    BMJ 324:232-4. 2002
  3. ncbi Economic analysis of the implementation of autologous transfusion technologies throughout England
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:234-9. 2005
  4. ncbi Incorporating carer effects into economic evaluation
    Simon Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:43-53. 2006
  5. pmc Quality of life and cost-effectiveness of interferon-alpha in malignant melanoma: results from randomised trial
    S Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, and Trent Research and Development Support Unit, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Br J Cancer 94:492-8. 2006
  6. ncbi Economic evaluations of treatments for systemic fungal infections: a systematic review of the literature
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield Health Economics Group, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:421-33. 2004
  7. ncbi Advanced access: more than just GP waiting times?
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Fam Pract 23:233-9. 2006
  8. ncbi The use of willingness to pay to assess public preferences towards the fortification of foodstuffs with folic acid
    Simon Dixon
    University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, Regent Court, Sheffield, UK
    Health Expect 6:140-8. 2003
  9. pmc Deriving health state utilities for the numerical pain rating scale
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:96. 2011
  10. doi Patient satisfaction with chest pain unit care: findings from the Effectiveness and Safety of Chest Pain Assessment to Prevent Emergency Admissions (ESCAPE) cluster randomised trial
    Elizabeth Cross
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 27:774-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. pmc The relationship between staff skill mix, costs and outcomes in intermediate care services
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:221. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between skill mix, patient outcomes, length of stay and service costs in older peoples' intermediate care services in England...
  2. pmc The impact of HIV and AIDS on Africa's economic development
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    BMJ 324:232-4. 2002
  3. ncbi Economic analysis of the implementation of autologous transfusion technologies throughout England
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:234-9. 2005
    ..This study aims to provide the first estimates of the costs and effects of the large scale introduction of autologous transfusion technologies into the United Kingdom National Health Service...
  4. ncbi Incorporating carer effects into economic evaluation
    Simon Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:43-53. 2006
    ..Yet carer effects are clearly evident in the literature and relevant to the perspective of many published economic evaluations...
  5. pmc Quality of life and cost-effectiveness of interferon-alpha in malignant melanoma: results from randomised trial
    S Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, and Trent Research and Development Support Unit, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    Br J Cancer 94:492-8. 2006
    ..The results show that interferon has significant effects on QoL and symptomatology and is unlikely to be cost-effective in this patient group in the UK...
  6. ncbi Economic evaluations of treatments for systemic fungal infections: a systematic review of the literature
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield Health Economics Group, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:421-33. 2004
    ..Even quite simple analyses can be quite powerful, particularly when combined with modelling work to allow other data sources to be added...
  7. ncbi Advanced access: more than just GP waiting times?
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Fam Pract 23:233-9. 2006
    ..Advanced access has been forwarded as a strategy for reducing waiting times in primary care; however, previous evaluations have raised important issues regarding its appropriateness...
  8. ncbi The use of willingness to pay to assess public preferences towards the fortification of foodstuffs with folic acid
    Simon Dixon
    University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, Regent Court, Sheffield, UK
    Health Expect 6:140-8. 2003
    ..To assess public attitudes towards the fortification of flour with folic acid, and quantify their intensity of preference towards the proposed policy...
  9. pmc Deriving health state utilities for the numerical pain rating scale
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:96. 2011
    ..This study derived utility values for a series of EQ-5D health states that replace the pain dimensions with the NPRS, thereby allowing a potentially greater range of pain intensities to be captured and included in economic analyses...
  10. doi Patient satisfaction with chest pain unit care: findings from the Effectiveness and Safety of Chest Pain Assessment to Prevent Emergency Admissions (ESCAPE) cluster randomised trial
    Elizabeth Cross
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 27:774-8. 2010
    ..The ESCAPE trial evaluated the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of CPU care in the NHS. This paper reports the quantitative evaluation of acceptability: patient satisfaction with CPU and routine care...
  11. pmc Cost effectiveness of chest pain unit care in the NHS
    Yemi Oluboyede
    Health Economics and Decision Science HEDS, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:174. 2008
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  12. pmc Evaluation of advanced access in the national primary care collaborative
    Mark Pickin
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
    Br J Gen Pract 54:334-40. 2004
    ..An aim of the National Primary Care Collaborative is to improve quality and access for patients in primary care using principles of Advanced Access...
  13. pmc Randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a chest pain observation unit compared with routine care
    Steve Goodacre
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 328:254. 2004
    ..To measure the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of providing care in a chest pain observation unit compared with routine care for patients with acute, undifferentiated chest pain...
  14. pmc Clinical effectiveness of health visitor training in psychologically informed approaches for depression in postnatal women: pragmatic cluster randomised trial in primary care
    C Jane Morrell
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 338:a3045. 2009
    ..To evaluate benefits for postnatal women of two psychologically informed interventions by health visitors...
  15. ncbi Evaluation of the impact of a technology appraisal process in England: the South and West Development and Evaluation Committee
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 8:18-24. 2003
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  16. doi Putting a value on the avoidance of false positive results when screening for inherited metabolic disease in the newborn
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    J Inherit Metab Dis 35:169-76. 2012
    ..05). The results suggest that there is widespread parental support for extended screening in the UK and that the number of false-positives is a relatively small issue...
  17. doi Health utility and survival after hospital admission with acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
    Steve Goodacre
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Emerg Med J 28:477-82. 2011
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  18. pmc Effectiveness of paramedic practitioners in attending 999 calls from elderly people in the community: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Suzanne Mason
    Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 335:919. 2007
    ..Paramedic practitioners have been trained with extended skills to assess, treat, and discharge older patients with minor acute conditions in the community...
  19. doi Cost-effectiveness of point-of-care biomarker assessment for suspected myocardial infarction: the randomized assessment of treatment using panel Assay of cardiac markers (RATPAC) trial
    Patrick Fitzgerald
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Acad Emerg Med 18:488-95. 2011
    ..In this economic analysis, the authors aimed to determine whether POC biomarker panel assessment reduced health care costs and was likely to be cost-effective...
  20. doi Evaluation of surgical procedures for sex reassignment: a systematic review
    P A Sutcliffe
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 62:294-306; discussion 306-8. 2009
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  21. doi Clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a UK perspective
    Ann L N Chapman
    Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:1316-24. 2009
    ..We examined the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an OPAT service based in a large UK teaching hospital, predominantly using the outpatient 'infusion centre' and patient/carer administration models of service delivery...
  22. doi The role of patient preferences in cost-effectiveness analysis: a conflict of values?
    John E Brazier
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Pharmacoeconomics 27:705-12. 2009
    ..e. the current rule), then also making available those treatments that are cheaper than the most cost-effective therapy...
  23. doi Cost--utility analysis of a shock-absorbing floor intervention to prevent injuries from falls in hospital wards for older people
    Nicholas Latimer
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK
    Age Ageing 42:641-5. 2013
    ..hospital falls place a substantial burden on healthcare systems. There has been limited research into the use of hospital flooring as an intervention against fall-related injuries...
  24. pmc Delivering the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cost effectiveness analysis
    M Gillett
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
    BMJ 341:c4093. 2010
    ..To assess the long term clinical and cost effectiveness of the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) intervention compared with usual care in people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes...
  25. ncbi Impact of cognitive behavior therapy on health-related quality of life among adult hypnotic users with chronic insomnia
    Simon Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, and Department of Clinical Psychology, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, England
    Behav Sleep Med 4:71-84. 2006
    ..Overall, this study shows that the SF-36 can play an important role in describing HRQoL in this patient group, and in the evaluation of interventions within this group...
  26. doi Is it cost effective to introduce paramedic practitioners for older people to the ambulance service? Results of a cluster randomised controlled trial
    S Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 26:446-51. 2009
    ..A scheme to train paramedics to undertake a greater role in the care of older people following a call for an emergency ambulance was developed in a large city in the UK...
  27. pmc Is a chest pain observation unit likely to be cost effective at my hospital? Extrapolation of data from a randomised controlled trial
    S Goodacre
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Emerg Med J 22:418-22. 2005
    ..This study aimed to explore these issues in sensitivity analyses and develop a nomogram to allow prediction of whether a CPOU will be cost effective in a specific hospital...
  28. pmc Cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics: randomised controlled trial
    C J Morrell
    School of Health and Related Research ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA
    BMJ 316:1487-91. 1998
    ..To establish the relative cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics that use four layer compression bandaging versus usual care provided by district nurses...
  29. doi Cost-effectiveness analysis of different embryo transfer strategies in England
    S Dixon
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    BJOG 115:758-66. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of different embryo transfer strategies for a single cycle when two embryos are available, and taking the NHS cost perspective...
  30. ncbi Estimating the benefits of community water fluoridation using the willingness-to-pay technique: results of a pilot study
    S Dixon
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 27:124-9. 1999
    ..To estimate the health and non-health effects of fluoridation on well-being using the willingness-to-pay technique...
  31. ncbi Measuring health-related quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers
    S J Walters
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
    Qual Life Res 8:327-36. 1999
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  32. ncbi Testing the validity of cost-effectiveness models
    C McCabe
    Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, England
    Pharmacoeconomics 17:501-13. 2000
    ..Quality assurance forms a small part of a broader process and is best implemented in the form of good practice guidelines. A set of key guidelines are presented...
  33. pmc What will be the costs of a quality emergency service?
    S Dixon
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK
    J R Soc Med 94:54-6. 2001
    ..Further consideration must be given to the funding arrangements for emergency care if long-term improvements are to be secured...
  34. ncbi The routine collation of health outcomes data from hospital treated subjects in the Health Outcomes Data Repository (HODaR): descriptive analysis from the first 20,000 subjects
    Craig J Currie
    Cardiff Research Consortium, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    Value Health 8:581-90. 2005
    ..A new resource, the Health Outcomes Data Repository (HODaR), is described and evaluated for its use in the pharmaceutical research and development process...
  35. ncbi Parametric modelling of cost data: some simulation evidence
    Andrew Briggs
    Department of Public Health, Health Economics Research Center, University of Oxford, UK
    Health Econ 14:421-8. 2005
    ..In practical situations, where the true distribution is unknown, the sample mean generally remains the estimator of choice, especially when limited sample size prohibits detailed modelling of the cost data distribution...
  36. ncbi The financial costs of hospital care for people with diabetes who have single and multiple macrovascular complications
    Craig J Currie
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Wales CF4 4UJ, UK
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 67:144-51. 2005
    ..To evaluate the impact on hospital costs of patients being diagnosed with multiple complications of diabetes...
  37. ncbi Comparative estimates of the financial burden to the UK health system of hospital care for people with and without diabetes in the year before death
    Craig J Currie
    Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Wales College of Medicine, Medicentre, Heath Park, Cardiff CF4 4UJ, Wales, UK
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 65:267-74. 2004
    ..To quantify hospital costs prior to death for patients with and without diabetes...
  38. ncbi Evaluation of the cost effectiveness of sirolimus versus tacrolimus for immunosuppression following renal transplantation in the UK
    Phil McEwan
    School of Mathematics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:67-79. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative cost utility of sirolimus versus tacrolimus for the primary prevention of graft rejection in renal transplant recipients in the UK...
  39. pmc Psychological treatment for insomnia in the management of long-term hypnotic drug use: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial
    Kevin Morgan
    Sleep Research Centre, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicester
    Br J Gen Pract 53:923-8. 2003
    ....
  40. ncbi Incidence and prognostic impact of gastrointestinal bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
    Amr E Abbas
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:173-6. 2005
    ..3%) developed gastrointestinal bleeding, which was more likely to occur in elderly patients. Gastrointestinal bleeding was independently associated with a prolonged hospital stay and greater in-hospital and 6-month mortality...
  41. ncbi Frequency of returning to work one and six months following percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
    Amr E Abbas
    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:1403-5. 2004
    ..At 6 months, 353 of 435 patients (78%) had returned to work, and multivariate analysis showed that predictors of late return to work were employment in the United States and absence of angina...
  42. ncbi Impact of acute blood loss anemia and red blood cell transfusion on mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Peter Kim
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA
    Clin Cardiol 30:II35-43. 2007
    ..RBC transfusion in the setting of severe bleeding is associated with an increased risk of 1-year mortality. Transfusion of aged RBCs may also be detrimental in this setting...