Improving economic evaluations in stroke: a report from the ESO Health Economics Working Group

Cadilhac, Dominique, Wilson, Alastair, Berge, Eivind, Patel, Anita, Ali, Myzoon, Saver, Jeffrey, Christensen, Hanne, Cuche, Matthieu, Crews, Sean, Wu, Olivia, Provoyeur, Marine, McMeekin, Peter, Durand-Zaleski, Isabelle, Ford, Gary, Muehlemann, Natalia, Bath, Philip, Abdul-Rahim, Azmil, Sunnerhagen, Katharina, Meretoja, Atte, Thijs, Vincent, Weimar, Christian, Massaro, Ayrton, Lees, Kennedy, Ranta, Anna and Patel, Anita (2020) Improving economic evaluations in stroke: a report from the ESO Health Economics Working Group. European Stroke Journal, 5 (2). pp. 184-192. ISSN 2396-9873

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Abstract

Introduction
Approaches to economic evaluations of stroke therapies are varied and inconsistently described. An objective of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Health Economics Working Group is to standardise and improve the economic evaluations of interventions for stroke.

Methods
The ESO Health Economics Working Group and additional experts were contacted to develop a protocol and a guidance document for data collection for economic evaluations of stroke therapies. A modified Delphi approach, including a survey and consensus processes, was used to agree on content. We also asked the participants about resources that could be shared to improve economic evaluations of interventions for stroke.

Results
Of 28 experts invited, 16 (57%) completed the initial survey, with representation from universities, government, and industry. More than half of the survey respondents endorsed 13 specific items to include in a standard resource use questionnaire. Preferred functional/quality of life outcome measures to use for economic evaluations were the modified Rankin Scale (14 respondents, 88%) and the EQ-5D instrument (11 respondents, 69%). Of the 12 respondents who had access to data used in economic evaluations, 10 (83%) indicated a willingness to share data. A protocol template and a guidance document for data collection were developed and are presented in this article.

Conclusion
The protocol template and guidance document for data collection will support a more standardised and transparent approach for economic evaluations of stroke care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stroke, economic evaluation, health policy, health outcomes, modified Rankin Scale, EuroQol
Subjects: B300 Complementary Medicine
B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 11:16
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 15:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41839

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