Richard F Heller

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Using economic analyses for local priority setting : the population cost-impact approach
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 5:45-54. 2006
  2. pmc What are the benefits of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer's Disease: use of Population Impact Measures
    Udaya P Gammanpila
    Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry, Forest House, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH, UK
    BMC Geriatr 7:25. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Innovations: evidence-based practices: establishing the evidence base for psychiatric services: estimating the impact on the population
    Richard F Heller
    Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1558-60. 2006
  4. pmc Prioritising between direct observation of therapy and case-finding interventions for tuberculosis: use of population impact measures
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    BMC Med 4:35. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Critical appraisal for public health: a new checklist
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Public Health 122:92-8. 2008
  6. pmc Capacity-building for public health: http://peoples-uni.org
    Richard F Heller
    People s Open Access Education Initiative
    Bull World Health Organ 85:930-4. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Population Impact Analysis: a framework for assessing the population impact of a risk or intervention
    Arpana Verma
    Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, School of Translational Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M14 7PH, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 34:83-9. 2012
  8. pmc Restrictions impeding web-based courses: a survey of publishers' variation in authorising access to high quality on-line literature
    Michele Langlois
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The Medical School, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    BMC Med Educ 4:7. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint UK health inequalities: the class system is alive and well
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK
    Med J Aust 181:128. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Potential population impact of changes in heroin treatment and smoking prevalence rates: using Population Impact Measures
    Perihan Torun
    Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Stopford Building University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Eur J Public Health 19:28-31. 2009

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Using economic analyses for local priority setting : the population cost-impact approach
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 5:45-54. 2006
    ..Standard methods of economic analysis may not be suitable for local decision making that is specific to a particular population...
  2. pmc What are the benefits of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer's Disease: use of Population Impact Measures
    Udaya P Gammanpila
    Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry, Forest House, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH, UK
    BMC Geriatr 7:25. 2007
    ..The study aims to quantify the population impact of prescribing cholinesterase inhibitors to slow the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and to compare with the benefit of treating hypertension to prevent the onset of AD...
  3. ncbi request reprint Innovations: evidence-based practices: establishing the evidence base for psychiatric services: estimating the impact on the population
    Richard F Heller
    Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1558-60. 2006
    ..Results for different interventions for the same condition and target population can then be compared...
  4. pmc Prioritising between direct observation of therapy and case-finding interventions for tuberculosis: use of population impact measures
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    BMC Med 4:35. 2006
    ..Using tuberculosis (TB) in India as an example, we examined the population impact of two interventions: direct observation of therapy and increasing case-finding...
  5. ncbi request reprint Critical appraisal for public health: a new checklist
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Public Health 122:92-8. 2008
    ..There have been a number of attempts to develop critical appraisal tools, but few have had a public health focus. This paper describes a new checklist with public health aspects...
  6. pmc Capacity-building for public health: http://peoples-uni.org
    Richard F Heller
    People s Open Access Education Initiative
    Bull World Health Organ 85:930-4. 2007
    ..Several partners have already agreed to be involved and exemplar course modules are being prepared. We call for volunteers to help take this initiative further...
  7. doi request reprint Population Impact Analysis: a framework for assessing the population impact of a risk or intervention
    Arpana Verma
    Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, School of Translational Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M14 7PH, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 34:83-9. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Restrictions impeding web-based courses: a survey of publishers' variation in authorising access to high quality on-line literature
    Michele Langlois
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The Medical School, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    BMC Med Educ 4:7. 2004
    ..Publishers' responses to requests to access health literature in the context of developing an electronic Master's degree course are described...
  9. ncbi request reprint UK health inequalities: the class system is alive and well
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK
    Med J Aust 181:128. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Potential population impact of changes in heroin treatment and smoking prevalence rates: using Population Impact Measures
    Perihan Torun
    Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Stopford Building University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Eur J Public Health 19:28-31. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Communicating risks at the population level: application of population impact numbers
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
    BMJ 327:1162-5. 2003
  12. ncbi request reprint Suspected child abuse: false positives or false negatives?
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK
    Med J Aust 181:240-1. 2004
  13. ncbi request reprint Public health in Primary Care Trusts: a resource needs assessment
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Public Health 117:157-64. 2003
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  14. pmc Implementing guidelines in primary care: can population impact measures help?
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The Medical School, The University of Manchester, UK
    BMC Public Health 3:7. 2003
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic spontaneous cerebral emboli predict cognitive and functional decline in dementia
    Nitin Purandare
    Division of Psychiatry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Biol Psychiatry 62:339-44. 2007
    ..Spontaneous cerebral emboli (SCE) are frequent in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). We investigated the effect of SCE on the rates of cognitive and functional decline in AD and VaD...
  16. ncbi request reprint GPs' and physicians' interpretation of risks, benefits and diagnostic test results
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The Medical School, The University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Fam Pract 21:155-9. 2004
    ..Understanding pre-test probability and baseline risks helps to interpret the results of diagnostic tests and the benefits of treatment, but how good is the understanding of these concepts?..
  17. pmc Helping to prioritise interventions for depression and schizophrenia: use of Population Impact Measures
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 2:3. 2006
    ..The results are designed to relate to particular local populations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Modernisation or reform? The NHS approach
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK
    Med J Aust 180:441-2. 2004
  19. pmc The population effect of crime and neighbourhood on physical activity: an analysis of 15,461 adults
    Roger A Harrison
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, Epidemiology and Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:34-9. 2007
    ..Strategies to increase physical activity in the population need to consider the wider determinants of health-related behaviour, including fear of crime and safety...
  20. pmc Assessing the population impact of low rates of breast feeding on asthma, coeliac disease and obesity: the use of a new statistical method
    Anthony K Akobeng
    Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Central Manchester and Manchester Children s University Hospitals, Blackley, Manchester, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:483-5. 2007
    ..Lack of breast feeding has been reported to be associated with a number of chronic childhood disorders...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predicting the early therapeutic alliance in the treatment of drug misuse
    Petra S Meier
    National Drug Evidence Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Addiction 100:500-11. 2005
    ..To predict the early therapeutic alliance from a range of potentially relevant factors, including clients' social relationships, motivation and psychological resources, and counsellors' professional experience and ex-user status...
  22. pmc Impact of upward social mobility on population mortality: analysis with routine data
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
    BMJ 325:134. 2002
    ..To examine the contribution of changes in the distribution of social class to the mortality of the whole population between 1970-2 and 1991-3...
  23. pmc Attitudes of developing world physicians to where medical research is performed and reported
    John Page
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMC Public Health 3:6. 2003
    ....
  24. pmc Comparative levels and time trends in blood pressure, total cholesterol, body mass index and smoking among Caucasian and South-Asian participants of a UK primary-care based cardiovascular risk factor screening programme
    Georgios Lyratzopoulos
    Directorate of Public Health and Clinical Services, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:125. 2005
    ..We therefore studied comparative levels and time trends in blood pressure (BP), total cholesterol, body mass index (BMI) and current smoking among UK Caucasian and South-Asian individuals...
  25. pmc Assessing the impact of heart failure specialist services on patient populations
    Georgios Lyratzopoulos
    School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:10. 2004
    ..We examined the potential impact on readmissions and mortality of specialist heart failure services capable of delivering treatments such as b-blockers and Nurse-Led Educational Intervention (N-LEI)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lying awake worrying about asteroids
    Konrad Jamrozik
    Department of Primary Health Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College, London W6 8RP, UK
    Med J Aust 181:417-8. 2004
  27. ncbi request reprint A prediction model of 1-year mortality for acute ischemic stroke patients
    Yang Wang
    Department of Neurology, John Hunter Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:1006-11. 2003
    ..To develop a prediction model for 1-year mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke, with the model to be at least as useful and accurate as other previously developed prediction models...
  28. ncbi request reprint The Peoples-uni: public health education for all
    Richard F Heller
    Med J Aust 189:189-90. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint What drives the NHS?
    Konrad Jamrozik
    Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College of Charing Cross, London, UK
    Med J Aust 179:575-6. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Deprivation status and mid-term change in blood pressure, total cholesterol and smoking status in middle life: a cohort study
    Georgios Lyratzopoulos
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:844-50. 2007
    ..We examined whether deprivation status influences within-individual change over time in blood pressure (BP), cholesterol and smoking status during middle life...
  31. ncbi request reprint Quality, morale and the new contract with GPs
    David P Weller
    Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Med J Aust 180:57-8. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint The UK smoking time-warp: roll on 1989! Targets for the prevalence of smoking in 2010 are embarrassingly modest
    Konrad Jamrozik
    Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, Reynolds Building, St Dunstan s Road, London, W6 8RP, UK
    Med J Aust 180:266-7. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Generating pre-test probabilities: a neglected area in clinical decision making
    John R Attia
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Level 3, David Maddison Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Australia
    Med J Aust 180:449-54. 2004
    ..To assess the accuracy and variability of clinicians' estimates of pre-test probability for three common clinical scenarios...
  34. ncbi request reprint Smoking, smoking cessation, and use of smoking cessation aids and support services in South Derbyshire, England
    Richard Edwards
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Public Health 121:321-32. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint The energy of slaves
    Konrad Jamrozik
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
    Med J Aust 181:534-5. 2004
  36. ncbi request reprint Jeopardising a Hippocratic tradition
    David P Weller
    Department of General Practice, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Med J Aust 181:660-1. 2004
  37. ncbi request reprint Biobank: who'd bank on it?
    Konrad Jamrozik
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
    Med J Aust 182:56-7. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint Rural health turned upside-down
    Konrad Jamrozik
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
    Med J Aust 182:152-3. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Association between stroke and acute myocardial infarction and its related risk factors: hypertension and diabetes
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 6:24-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to find the association between stroke, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and assess related risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Double-heater-wire circuits and heat-and-moisture exchangers and the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Robert J Boots
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, and Department of Public Health, Manchester University, United Kingdom
    Crit Care Med 34:687-93. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint The role of the early therapeutic alliance in predicting drug treatment dropout
    Petra S Meier
    Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    Drug Alcohol Depend 83:57-64. 2006
    ..To investigate the role of the therapeutic alliance in predicting length of retention in residential drug treatment...
  42. ncbi request reprint The woefully wired world of health service computing
    Konrad Jamrozik
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane, QLD
    Med J Aust 182:556. 2005
    ..Health services need state-of-the-art health information systems...
  43. pmc Mid-term Body Mass Index increase among obese and non-obese individuals in middle life and deprivation status: a cohort study
    Georgios Lyratzopoulos
    Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority, Fulbourn, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:32. 2005
    ....