This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779312

WORK PACKAGE 4

The role of social costs in economic evaluations of health care decisions in Europe

Objectives
  • Identify the proportion of economic evaluation incorporating labour productivity losses and non-healthcare costs

  • Identify pathologies where it is more frequent to include social costs in economic evaluations

  • Identify the countries where it is more frequent the inclusion of social costs in economic evaluations

  • Compare the results of the economic evaluations achieved in case studies that incorporate social costs with the results of the studies not including social costs in the same studies

  • Identify the methodology used in the assessment of labour productivity losses, formal and informal care.

  • Elaborate a repository on unit costs in Europe of lost work time and the value of informal care time (coordinated part with WP3).

Methodology
  • Literature review: Revising the methodological aspects related to applied to the identification, measurement and valuation of social costs, especially, labour losses and informal care cost in economic evaluations

  • Case studies: Quantifying different ways of incorporating the social perspective into economic analysis to inform European decisions

  • European Database: Creating a database on unit costs in Europe of lost work time and the value of informal and formal care time (coordinated part with WP3).

Outcomes
  • A review of the methodological aspects applied to the identification, measurement and valuation of social costs (especially, labour losses and informal care cost) in economic evaluations

  • A series of selected case studies to quantify important different ways of incorporating the social perspective into economic analysis to inform European decisions. These case studies will allow the testing and refinement of the WP outputs.

  • Core dataset of social costs and link this to the dataset proposed in WP3, which will contain all cost items with a manual on how to use them. The database will be designed and developed in a way that allows its future updating and continuity after the end of the present project.

Research Update

January 2019 – IMPACT HTA 2nd Project Meeting (Presentation PDF)

Lead

University Castilla-La Mancha

Principal Investigator

Julio López Bastida