Economic evaluation of social care interventions

1. A review of the methods applied to economic evaluation of social care interventions

This project aims to highlight the methodological challenges in the economic evaluation of social care interventions and explore how they have been dealt with in applied research based on a systematic review of the international literature.  We reflect on lessons learned in undertaking these analyses by summarising the key methodological considerations and issues involved in undertaking these evaluations to inform guidance and develop the research agenda. 

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2. The valuation of informal care for economic evaluation

There is no consensus on how to measure and value informal care for economic evaluation. This projects aims to provide an overview of the methods available for measuring and valuing informal care in monetary and non-monetary terms.

Outputs

  • Faria R, Weatherly H,Van den Berg B. A review of approaches to measure and monetarily value informal care. In: Curtis L, editor. Unit costs of health and social care 2012. Kent: PSSRU; 2012. p. 22-31.
  • Weatherly H, Faria R, Van den Berg B. Valuing informal care for economic evaluation. In: Elsevier On-line Encyclopaedia of Health Economics; Forthcoming.

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