Measurement of informal care: an empirical study into the valid measurement of time spent on informal caregiving.

@article{Berg2006MeasurementOI,
  title={Measurement of informal care: an empirical study into the valid measurement of time spent on informal caregiving.},
  author={Bernard van den Berg and Pol Spauwen},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          447-60
        }
}
The incorporation of informal care into economic evaluations of health care is troublesome. The debate focuses on the valuation of time spent on informal caregiving, while time measurement, a related and may be even a more important issue, tends to be neglected. Valid time measurement is a necessary condition for the valuation of informal care. In this paper, two methods of time measurement are compared and evaluated: the diary, which is considered the gold standard, and the recall method… CONTINUE READING
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