COVID-19 has probably been the single most researched topic in history. The production of scientific knowledge is unprecedented in its scale and speed: at its peak, about 2,400 papers were published each week on COVID (across all disciplines) (see Collabovid.org). We nearly now reached 80,000 pre-prints and peer reviewed papers. On top of this, we need to add the reports, working papers and news articles. We have put together a repository for health economics. Learn about how we identified, screened and logged in this research.
To date, the field of health economics has been largely missing from this growing literature, yet it is an essential piece for evidence based decision-making. We discuss in this piece in which ways health economics can help decision-makers, and why health economics research and use needs to be scaled up.