Stated Preference in HERU

Details of stated preference projects in HERU’s research themes

Stated Preference methods are applied in each of the HERU research themes. Details are given below of projects from the Assessment of Technologies, Health Behaviour and Inequality and Workforce and Organisation of Care themes which apply stated preference methods.

Assessment of Technologies

Research within the Assessment of Technologies theme applies stated preference methods to value outcomes and to incorporate these values into a cost-benefit analysis. Current and recent studies include:

Adjustable anchored single-incision mini-slings versus standard tension-free mid-urethral slings in the surgical management Of female stress urinary incontinence: a pragmatic multi-centre non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (the SIMS Trial)

eiTher Haemmorrhoidectomy or Stapled haemmorrhoidopexy for haemmorrhoidal disease: a pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing stapled haemorrhoidopexy to conventional excisional haemorrhoidectomy (eTHoS)

Improving the Quality of Dentistry: a randomised controlled trial comparing oral hygiene advice and periodontal instrumentation for the prevention and management of periodontal disease in dentate adults attending dental primary care (IQuaD)

Investigation of NICE Technologies for Enabling Risk-Variable-Adjusted-Length dental recalls trial (INTERVAL)

Is utilisation of a community pharmacy for provision of directing antivirals: a feasible delivery model for hepatitis C treatment in substance misusers

Optimal surveillance regimes for individuals with ocular hypertension (OHT): modelling and economic evaluation

PhD: Broadening the valuation space in health technology assessment: the case of monitoring individuals with ocular hypertension

PhD: Elicitation and application of preference values in economics evaluation: case studies in reproductive health

PhD: Using existing data to incorporate broader measures of benefit in economic evaluation


Health Behaviour and Inequality

Research within the Health Behaviour and Inequality theme applies stated preference methods to elicit people people’s preferences related to healthy behaviour or healthy lifestyle choices. Current and recent studies include:

Analysis of choice behaviour and potential mechanisms of change

BIBS: Benefits of Incentives for Breastfeeding and smoking cessation. A platform study for a trial

An economic evaluation of obesity prevention for UK adults

PhD: Economic aspects of food choice and its association with health inequalities in Scotland and the UK

Technologies to support Older People at home: maximising personal and Social interaction (TOPS)


Workforce and Organisation of Care

Research within the Workforce and Organisation of Care theme applied stated preference methods to elicit the preferences of the medical workforce for workplace characteristics, and to elicit the preferences of patients for service configurations. Current and recent studies include:

Attitudes to regulatory guidelines among clinicians in three countries: the UK dimension

Health Care Reform: the iMpact on practice, oUtcomes and costs of New roles for health pROfeSsionals (MUNROS)

How to attract health workers to rural areas: findings from discrete choice experiments

Impact of revalidation on clinical and non-clinical activity

A study of nurse labour markets: preferences for pecuniary and non-pecuniary rewards

Understanding push-pull factors in medical careers decision making

Using discrete choice experiments to investigate optimal skill mix


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