Applying discrete choice experiments in pharmacy:

MRC/ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applying discrete choice experiments in pharmacy: applied and methodological issues

This postdoctoral fellowship funded the development of peer-reviewed papers from the PhD, as well as the development of research skills in three areas: development of DCEs; their application to pharmacy, and their impact on economic evaluations in healthcare. A key focus was the evaluation of pharmacy, taking account of the patient experience and the incorporation of patient experience with an economic evaluation framework.

Outcome and Translation

Findings have implications for DCE practitioners generally – when incorporating a DCE into an economic evaluation a number of questions are raised: what factors should be valued, whose values (trial-groups vs. all–trial-population) and when should they be elicited (still-receiving-the-intervention or afterwards). Consideration should also be given to status quo bias.

Student: Michaela Tinelli

Supervisors: Mandy Ryan (HERU); Christine Bond (Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen).

Publications

Tinelli M, Ryan M, Bond C. Patients’ preferences for the increasing role of the pharmacist in the management of drug therapy. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2009; 17: 275-282.

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. (2010) 'Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) to inform pharmacy policy: going beyond Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs)', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (Suppl.), 18(S1).

Tinelli, M., Blenkinsopp, A. and Bond, C. (2011) 'Development, validation and application of a patient satisfaction scale for a community pharmacy medicines-management service', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 19(3), 144-55.

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M., Bond, C. and Scott, A. (2013) 'Valuing benefits to inform a clinical trial in pharmacy', Pharmacoeconomics, 31(2), 163-171.

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. (2016) 'What, who and when? Incorporating a discrete choice experiment into an economic evaluation', Health Economics Review, 6(1), 31.

Presentations

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. (2009) 'Alternative approaches to modelling discrete choice experiment responses: implication to policy', London School of Economics Health and Social Care, London, May 2009.

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. (2009) 'Alternative approaches to modelling discrete choice experiment responses: implication to policy', London School of Economics Health and Social Care, London, December 2009.

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. (2010) 'Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) to inform pharmacy policy: going beyond Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs)', Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference, Manchester, April 2010.

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. (2010) 'Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) to inform pharmacy policy: going beyond Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs)', 3rd Conjoint Analysis in Health Conference, Newport Beach, October 2010.

Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. (2011) 'Going beyond QALYs in randomised controlled trials: an application to pharmacy', NIHR/MRC Methodology Workshop, London, February 2011.