Over at the CLAHRC West Midlands blog, Richard Lilford (my boss, I should hasten to add!) writes about the difficulties with the economic evaluation of IVF. The post notes that there are a number of… Read More »IVF and the evaluation of policies that don’t affect particular persons
Health and its Value
Attributes of health; measurement of health; value of health;
value of life; value of avoiding risk of ill-health; utility measures of health-related quality of life; stated and revealed preference methods of measuring willingness to pay; conjoint analysis.
We’ve seen a few editorials and commentaries popping up about the EQ-5D-5L recently, in Health Economics, PharmacoEconomics, and PharmacoEconomics again. All of these articles have – to varying extents – acknowledged the need for NICE… Read More »Bad reasons not to use the EQ-5D-5L
In this week’s round-up, I highlighted a recent paper in the journal Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. There are some interesting ideas presented regarding the challenge of decision-making at the individual patient level, and in particular… Read More »On the commensurability of efficiency