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This three-day conference, hosted by the Health Economists’ Group was held at the University of East Anglia. The Programme’s special panel on ‘Health Care Metrics and Reform’ was chaired by Deborah Wilson, Programme Deputy Director, and included papers from three of our projects. Richard Cookson questioned whether the introduction of the ‘internal market’ in the NHS has led to greater socio-economic inequality in the use of hospital services. Frank Windmeijer discussed whether the regime of ‘targets and terror’ was successful in reducing hospital waiting times in England. And, Nigel Rice argued that anchoring vignettes are a useful method of measuring and comparing health system responsiveness.