The Department of Health's Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU) - a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and York – has been working on generating evidence to support the DH’s Value Based Pricing Framework. Two papers are currently available from the EEPRU publications page:
Brazier J, Rowen D, Mukura C, Whyte S, Keetharuth A, Risa Hole A, Tsuchiya A, Shackley P. Eliciting societal preferences for burden of illness, therapeutic improvement and end of life for value based pricing: a report of the main survey. Report for the Department of Health, 2013.
Ara R, Kearns, Mukuria C, van Hout B, Brazier J. Examining productivity losses associated with health related quality of life using patient and general population data. Report for the Department of Health, 2013.
A third paper will be available in the next couple of days:
Rowen D, Dixon S, Hernandez M, Mukuria C. Estimating informal care effects associated with EQ-5D tariff values for use in economic evaluation. Report for the Department of Health, 2013.
The extent to which this evidence will be used in the VBP framework is not yet known.
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