Healthcare decision-makers have increasingly recognized the importance of patient health preferences, incorporating results from patient preference studies into a wide range of deliberative processes. ISPOR has published a set of good practices to enhance the impact of these studies in a newly published paper in the organization's Value in Health journal.
According to the authors, “This Task Force has taken on the challenge of providing good practices for improving the usefulness and impact of patient-preference studies in decision making, irrespective of the selected preference method.To achieve this, we have developed a Roadmap to help patient-preference researchers to work with decision makers and other stakeholders. The Roadmap highlights 5 key elements: (1) context, (2) purpose, (3) population, (4) method, and (5) impact. We also highlight several key questions within each element that can guide researchers who are conducting patient-preference studies and support the critical appraisal of studies across each of the 5 elements.”
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(Source: Value in Health, February 2023)