Incorporation of process preferences within the QALY framework: a study of alternative methods
Seymour, J. and McNamee, P. (HERU)
Information on strength of preference for differences in the process of care may provide important additional evidence to decision-makers. Preferences related to process of care characteristics are usually measured using Contingent Valuation or Discrete Choice Experiments. The use of other methods to assess process characteristics, such as TTO and SG, has been less widely attempted. This study explored the implications of incorporating process preferences using TTO and SG using data from a randomised controlled trial of alternative palliative care treatments for oesophageal cancer and a separate valuation survey conducted among individuals who had previously undergone curative treatment for such cancer.
McNamee, P.and Seymour, J. Incorporation of process preferences within the QALY framework: a study of alternative methods. Medical Decision Making. 2008; 28: 443-452.