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Valuing the ICECAP capability index for older people.
This paper reports the first application of the capabilities approach to the development and valuation of an instrument for use in the economic evaluation of health and social care interventions. TheExpand
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Best--worst scaling: What it can do for health care research and how to do it.
Statements like "quality of care is more highly valued than waiting time" can neither be supported nor refuted by comparisons of utility parameters from a traditional discrete choice experimentExpand
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Development of a self-report measure of capability wellbeing for adults: the ICECAP-A
PurposeThe benefits of health and social care are not confined to patient health alone and therefore broader measures of wellbeing may be useful for economic evaluation. This paper reports theExpand
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Developing attributes for a generic quality of life measure for older people: preferences or capabilities?
Current UK policy with respect to the provision of health and social care for older people suggests that greater integration is required. Economists' attempts to assist resource allocation decisions,Expand
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Using qualitative methods for attribute development for discrete choice experiments: issues and recommendations.
Attribute generation for discrete choice experiments (DCEs) is often poorly reported, and it is unclear whether this element of research is conducted rigorously. Expand
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An assessment of the construct validity of the descriptive system for the ICECAP capability measure for older people
BackgroundThe index of capability (ICECAP) was developed using in-depth interviews with 40 older people and comprises five attributes: attachment, security, enjoyment, role and control. This paperExpand
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Developing attributes and levels for discrete choice experiments using qualitative methods
  • J. Coast, S. Horrocks
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of health services research & policy
  • 1 January 2007
This paper provides a case study describing how attributes and their levels were developed for a study of access to dermatology specialist services for non-urgent skin conditions. Expand
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'The public is too subjective': public involvement at different levels of health-care decision making.
There are a number of impulses towards public participation in health care decision making including instrumentalist, communitarian, educative and expressive impulses and the desire for increasedExpand
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Welfarism, extra-welfarism and capability: the spread of ideas in health economics.
This paper explores the spread of ideas within health economics, in relation to the impact of the capability approach to date and the extent to which it might impact in the future. The paper uses UKExpand
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The true cost of antimicrobial resistance
Richard Smith and Joanna Coast argue that current estimates of the cost of antibiotic resistance are misleading and may result in inadequate investment in tackling the problem
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