Outsourced contact tracing service fails to contact 250,000 people, analysis says

The outsourced Test and Trace system has failed to reach nearly a quarter of a million close contacts of people who have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a new analysis.FailurePrivate firms Serco and Sitel failed to contact 245,481 contacts in England, either online or from call centres over four months. Meaning they missed nearly 40% of contacts, the figures show. Labour said the figures show Test and Trace is “on the verge of collapse”. The party also said these figures highlight the need for a short national lockdown to allow the government to fix the system. (PA Graphics)Poor contact tracing, greater restrictionsThe government defended the system, saying…

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Cost utility analysis: health economic studies

This page is part of a guide to evaluating digital health products. Cost utility analysis (CUA) is one type of economic evaluation that can help you compare the costs and effects of alternative interventions. CUA measures health effects in terms of both quantity (life years) and quality of life. These are combined into a single measure of health: quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). CUA can help you understand how far your product extends people’s lives (life year gains) and improves the quality of life compared to alternative options. The incremental cost and incremental effect (QALY) of your product is then combined into a single metric, the cost per QALY…

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Cost effectiveness analysis: health economic studies

This page is part of a guide to evaluating digital health products. Cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) is one type of economic evaluation that compares the costs and effects of alternative health interventions. CEA focuses on assessing the intervention’s impact on clinical measures, unlike other types of economic evaluation that consider broader effects. CEA measures effects in physical units of health outcomes. These are typically clinical outcomes, such as blood pressure and cardiovascular events. CEA enables you to compare the costs and health effects of your digital product with alternatives, as long as the effects of the different interventions are measured in the same units. The incremental cost and…

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Legionella scheme: recent trend analysis

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Drinking water scheme: recent trend analysis

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National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS)

The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) is run by Public Health England (PHE). It is responsible for cancer registration in England to support cancer epidemiology, public health, service monitoring and research. Cancer registration The NHS has made great strides in recent years in understanding what causes cancer and how best to diagnose and treat it. This work can only continue to progress if there is accurate and complete information about the people who are developing cancer. This information is collected through a process called cancer registration. Cancer registration is the systematic collection of data about cancer and tumour diseases. In England, this data collection is managed…

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