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A Pilot Study of Value of Information Analysis to Support Research Recommendations for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence


  • Karl Claxton

    () (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)

  • Simon Eggington

    (ScHARR, University of Sheffield)

  • Laura Ginnelly

    () (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)

  • Susan Griffin

    () (Centre for Health Economics, University of York)

  • Christopher McCabe

    (ScHARR, University of Sheffield)

  • Zoe Philips

    (Department of Economics, University of Nottingham)

  • Paul Tappenden

    (ScHARR, University of Sheffield)

  • Alan Wailoo

    (ScHARR, University of Sheffield)


Background - This project developed as a result of the activities of the Research Teams at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, and ScHARR at the University of Sheffield in the methods and application of decision analysis and value of information analysis as a means of informing the research recommendations made by NICE, as part of its Guidance to the NHS in England and Wales, and informing the deliberations of the NICE Research and Development Committee. Objectives - The specific objectives of the pilot study were to: • Demonstrate the benefits of using appropriate decision analytic methods and value of information analysis to inform research recommendations. • Establish the feasibility and resource implications of applying these methods in a timely way, to inform NICE. • Identify critical issues and methodological challenges to the use of value of information methods for research recommendations (with particular regard to the new reference case as a suitable basis for this type of analysis).

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  • Karl Claxton & Simon Eggington & Laura Ginnelly & Susan Griffin & Christopher McCabe & Zoe Philips & Paul Tappenden & Alan Wailoo, 2005. "A Pilot Study of Value of Information Analysis to Support Research Recommendations for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence," Working Papers 004cherp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
  • Handle: RePEc:chy:respap:4cherp

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    1. Elisabeth Fenwick & Karl Claxton & Mark Sculpher, 2005. "The value of implementation and the value of information: combined and uneven development," Working Papers 005cherp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
    2. Bas Groot Koerkamp & M. G. Myriam Hunink & Theo Stijnen & Milton C. Weinstein, 2006. "Identifying key parameters in cost-effectiveness analysis using value of information: a comparison of methods," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(4), pages 383-392.
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