Methods used to identify and measure resource use in economic evaluations: a systematic review of questionnaires for older people

Adam Martin, Alex Jones, Miranda Mugford, Ian Shemilt, Ruth Hancock, Raphael Wittenberg

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This paper presents the findings of a systematic review of full or partial economic evaluations that included questions to service users or their carers to elicit information on the types, amounts or costs of community-based formal social care support provided to people 65?years and older. We have found that studies seldom report use of published validated questions for eliciting information from older people in the UK about their use of formal social care services. Given the political prominence of the debate over funding social care for older people, there remains a need for analysis of policy options. This requires reliable data on the receipt and payment for care. We recommend the development of improved questions on care that are clear, robust and up-to-date with developments in policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017-1022
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Economics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2012

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