Scoping, assessing feasibility, preliminary research and prioritising projects for the outcome measurement and valuation EEPRU theme

Project theme: Outcomes measurement

The aim of the EEPRU outcome measurement theme is to assess and critically examine how we should measure benefits in a consistent way across different diseases, types of patients, health and social care.

The EEPRU2 proposal outlined short term and long term aims, and this project will scope, assess feasibility and undertake preliminary research across these aims to propose and prioritise potential projects for the outcome measurement theme for the remainder of the EEPRU2 programme.

The project aim is to scope, assess feasibility and undertake preliminary research to develop future project proposals to meet the proposed short and long term aims of the outcome measurement theme in four areas:

  1. To undertake literature searches and undertake title and abstract sifts around the appropriateness of existing relevant preference-based measures in vulnerable groups of mental health, end of life and dementia, to determine the resources involved to undertake a full review.

  2. To determine and critically examine the measurement and valuation of health and quality of life for children and adolescents for use in economic evaluation, particularly in relation to appropriate measurement of benefits and comparability and consistency with economic evaluations for adult populations.

  3. To better understand the most commonly used valuation techniques for health states in recent years: time trade-off (TTO), discrete choice experiment (DCE), and discrete choice experiment with duration (DCE-TTO).

  4. To examine the literature and undertake a workshop around the value of ‘hope’ to determine its relevance and importance to outcome assessment for economic evaluation across health and social care interventions.

Project team

Donna Rowen, John Brazier, Harry Hill, Anju Keetharuth, Clara Mukuria and Ruth Wong.


Donna Rowen


Hill H, Rowen D, Keetharuth D, and Wailoo A, (2022) A literature review of methods to Measure and value benefits in cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions for patients with either a short life expectancy or receiving palliative care. Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions. Universities of Sheffield and York. Report 064

Related publications

Peasgood T, Mukuria C, Rowen D, Tsuchiya A & Wailoo A (2022) Should We Consider Including a Value for "Hope" as an Additional Benefit Within Health Technology Assessment?. Value Health. Published:April 28, 2022

Rowen D, Keetharuth D, Poku E, Wong R, Pennington R & Wailoo A (2021) A review of the psychometric performance of selected child and adolescent preference-based measures used to produce utilities for child and adolescent health. Value in Health, 24(3), 443-460.