Peter May is a Research Assistant Professor in Health Economics at TCD Centre for Health Policy and Management and works in Health Economics at TILDA. His research interests focus the economics of care for serious and complex medical illness, including palliative and end-of-life care.
Dr May is Principal Investigator on two Health Research Board projects using TILDA data. In ‘Economics of palliative care: from international evidence to Irish policy' (ARPP-A-2018-005), he works with the Department of Health to project future prevalence of serious medical illness and evaluate policy options. In ‘Palliative and end-of-life care data in Ireland: establishing the state of the nation, mapping future direction’ (SDAP-2019-012), he works with the Health Service Executive to map current data infrastructure and advise on future measurement and evaluation.
His active international collaborations as a co-applicant or mentor include seven United States grants (total value ~$7million), one six-country EU trial (~€4.3million), two prospective studies in UK hospitals (~£500,000) and one study in Canada (~$100,000). He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and national reports; is co-convener of the Palliative Care Economics research groups at Trinity and the International Health Economics Association (iHEA); and is a regular invited speaker at international conferences.
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- May, P, Johnston, BM, Normand, C, et al. Population-based palliative care planning in Ireland: how many people will live and die with serious illness to 2046? doi: 10.12688/hrbopenres.12975.2 [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. HRB Open Res2020; 2; 35.
- May, P, Garrido, MM, Del Fabbro, E, et al. Does modality matter? Palliative care units associated with more cost-avoidance than consultations.doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.08.011. J Pain Symp Manage. 2018 March 55(3): 766-773.
- May, P, McGarrigle, C, Normand, C. Passing on: the end of life experience of older adults in Ireland. December, 2017. doi:10.38018/TildaRe.2017-05 TILDA, Dublin. Available: https://tilda.tcd.ie/publications/reports/pdf/Report_EndofLife.pdf
- May, P, Roe, L, McGarrigle, C, et al. End-of-life experience for older adults in Ireland: results from the Irish longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA). doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-4978-0. BMC Health Serv Res, 2020; 20, (1)
- Tiernan, E, Ryan, J, […], May, P. An intervention to increase palliative medicine referral in the emergency department: a quasi-experimental evaluation.DOI: 10.1177/1355819619839087. J Health Ser Res Pol 2019, 24:3, 155-163
- May, P, Normand, C, Cassel, JB, et al. Economics of Palliative Care for Hospitalized Adults With Serious Illness: A Meta-analysis. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0750 JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(6):820-829
- May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al. Using length of stay to control for unobserved heterogeneity in cost analysis of observational data: issues of reliability, robustness and usefulness.doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12460 Health Serv Res, 2016 Oct; 51(5): 2020–2043.
- May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al. Palliative Care Teams’ Cost-Saving Effect Is Larger For Cancer Patients With Higher Numbers Of Comorbidities. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0752. Health Aff (Millwood), 2016 Jan 1;35(1):44-53.
- May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al. Prospective Cohort Study of Hospital Palliative Care Teams for Inpatients With Advanced Cancer: Earlier Consultation Is Associated With Larger Cost-Saving Effect, doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.60.2334. J Clin Oncol, 2015 Sep 1;33(25):2745-52.