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.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Modular patient-reported resource-use measure (RUM)

The MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research has awarded a collaborative group from Bristol, Bangor and Oxford Universities a grant to identify a core set of economically important resource-use items for future inclusion into a modular patient-reported resource-use measure (RUM). A comprehensive list of care items encountered in RUMs will be compiled from the DIRUM database to aid in this project and a Delphi panel comprising patients, trialists and health economists will then be engaged to rate items according to their economic importance and incorporate them into the modular output. It is hoped this will lead to a standardised instrument capable of further improving the comparability between clinical trials.

If you would like your trial RUM to be included as part of this process you are invited to send it to the DIRUM team for incorporation into the database using the submissions tab at http://www.dirum.org/instruments/submissions