Carer Preferences in Economic Evaluation and Healthcare Decision Making

Hareth Al-Janabi, Nikki McCaffrey, Julie Ratcliffe

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    Abstract

    The preferences of informal carers are important to capture for healthcare decision making. This paper discusses how these preferences relate to the economic evaluation of health and care interventions. Three main issues are highlighted. First, there is a need to consider carer impact routinely in economic evaluations. Second, more debate is required around the ethical issues stemming from the inclusion of interdependent preferences in healthcare decision making. Third, there are a number of situations where carer and patient preferences may conflict and practical ways of representing and handling these conflicts would be useful.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)235-239
    Number of pages5
    JournalThe Patient
    Volume6
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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