HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Monday, 19 May 2014

New project: Evaluation of Self Management in Diabetes (ESMiD)

Hasan Basarir, John Brazier, Jill Carlton and Donna Rowen have been successful in securing a new award to carry out research into the value placed on self-management support by patients with diabetes.

The Health Foundation, an independent healthcare charity, has made three awards totalling £480,000 to the Universities of Aberdeen, Sheffield and York to generate new knowledge into this area. The aim is to help decision makers within the NHS to identify, adapt and refine support for their patients.  The projects will use discrete choice experiments to elicit patients’ preferences for the types of self-management support they need.

Helen Crisp, Assistant Director of Research at the Health Foundation comments: "The combination of these three projects will produce new knowledge and thinking as to what patients really value in terms of their care, which could result in potential savings for healthcare providers. We are looking forward to working with these internationally renowned experts in discrete choice experiments at Aberdeen, Sheffield and York. The findings from these projects will further our mission to improve the quality of care."

Further information can be found in the Health Foundation’s press release.