Care at the end of life an economic perspective wednesday 6 april 2016 the provision of care to patients close to the end of life is an increasing concern amongst policy makers and providers of health and social care. Care at the end of life an economic perspective editors round jeff ed he has published on a range of topics relating to the economics of end of life care including the costs of caring for people at the end of life economic evaluations of complex interventions and the most appropriate methods for the measurement and valuation of . Conventional economic evaluation methods are likely unsuitable for valuing end of life care this chapter describes much simpler tasks called discrete choice experiments as an alternative. Those who design and conduct economic evaluations or economics related research in end of life populations will find this book thought provoking instructive and informative this work carefully guides the reader through the methodological policy and ethical challenges facing health economists conducting research in palliative care. The application of economic evaluation techiques to studies of palliative and end of life care bridget m johnston 3 the role of the health economist in the evaluation and development of complex interventions in end of life care rachael maree hunter 4
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