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The relative value of social outcomes in Health Technology Assessment

Project Member(s): Mulhern, B., Viney, R., De Abreu Lourenco, R.

Funding or Partner Organisation: EuroQol Research Foundation

Start year: 2016

Summary: This project is a collaboration between the University of Technology Sydney and Curtin University Perth exploring the relative value of health and social outcomes in determining quality of life (QoL). Using a discrete choice experiment (DCE) approach, individuals will be asked to select between QoL profiles defined by both health and social attributes. Health-related quality of life attributes will be derived from the EQ-5D-5L and social-care related quality of life attributes from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT). Given the high number of dimensions implicit in this type of approach, we will use existing knowledge of DCE design to constrain choice sets to have overlap in all but five dimensions at a time, an approach shown to be effective in previous work. The primary aim is to test the feasibility of combining different types of QoL determinants within a DCE, and to assess the relative values between the different indicators. The secondary aim of the project is to collect pilot DCE data to support a subsequent grant application to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council in 2017 in potential collaboration with EuroQol Group members.

Publications:

Mulhern, B, Norman, R, De Abreu Lourenco, R, Street, D, Malley, J & Viney, R 2019, 'Investigating the relative value of health and social care related quality of life using a discrete choice experiment', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 233, pp. 28-37.
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Mulhern, B, Norman, R, De Abreu Lourenco, R & Viney, R 2017, 'Investigating the relative value of health and social care related quality of life using discrete choice', International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 22nd Annual International Meeting, Boston, USA.

Viney, RC, Mulhern, B, Norman, R & De Abreu Lourenco, R 2017, 'Investigating the relative value of health and social care related quality of life using discrete choice experiments [Conference Presentation]', iHEA Boston World Congress, Boston, USA.

Mulhern, BJ, De Abreu Lourenco, R & Viney, R 2016, 'Investigating the relative value of health and social care related quality of life using discrete choice', 38th Annual Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Perth.

Keywords: quality of life; discrete choice experiment

FOR Codes: Health Economics, Health Policy Economic Outcomes