How to Include Informal Care in Economic Evaluations

@article{Hoefman2013HowTI,
  title={How to Include Informal Care in Economic Evaluations},
  author={Renske J Hoefman and Job van Exel and Werner B. F. Brouwer},
  journal={PharmacoEconomics},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={1105-1119}
}
Economic evaluations of health interventions aim to support decision making in healthcare. To effectively do so, evaluations need to include all relevant costs and effects of an intervention. Informal care provided by family or friends is an important element of care for many patients, but can have a profound impact on the health and well-being of carers. Therefore, informal care should be considered in economic evaluations of health interventions. Different methods to do so exist. This paper… CONTINUE READING
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