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Care at the End of Life

An Economic Perspective

Editors: Round, Jeff (Ed.)

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  • Provides practical guidance on overcoming methodological challenges​
  • Equips readers to understand health policy and ethical issues
  • Proposes novel approaches to measuring and valuing outcomes
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​This work carefully guides the reader through the methodological, policy and ethical challenges facing health economists conducting research in palliative care. It has collected the opinions of many cutting-edge researchers. Those who design and conduct economic evaluations or economics-related research in end of life populations will find this book thought provoking, instructive and informative.

The provision of care to individuals with disorders associated with advancing age, such as cancer and dementia, is an increasing concern amongst policy makers and providers of health and social care. Accordingly, the burden on state and private funders in providing care to patients with these complex illnesses is of growing importance to health economists. However, answering the questions raised by the research community on end of life and palliative care health economics has received little attention. The authors shed light on many questions including: Are economic evaluation methods fit for purpose in patients at the end of life? What is the best way to measure and value health outcomes in this population? What are the appropriate societal rules to govern resource allocation for people at the end of life? Are these people more or less deserving of resources than other patients? Does age matter? How can we define a good death for the purposes of resource allocation decision making? What ethics govern research in end of life patients?

About the authors

Jeff Round is a health economist in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol. From 2010, when he first joined the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit at University College London, his primary research interests have been in the economics of end of life and palliative care. He has published on a range of topics relating to the economics of end of life care, including the costs of caring for people at the end of life, economic evaluations of complex interventions and the most appropriate methods for the measurement and valuation of outcomes. He is also interested in the role of informal caregivers at the end of life, which is the focus of PhD research. His work in this area is focused on the impact of care giving on the economic and labour market outcomes of caregivers as well as on their health and well being.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Care of People When They Face Death and Dying: Definitions, International Context and the Development of Research

    Pages 3-15

    Jones, Louise

  • The Application of Economic Evaluation Techniques to Studies of Palliative and End-of-Life Care

    Pages 19-30

    Johnston, Bridget M.

  • The Role of the Health Economist in the Evaluation and Development of Complex Interventions in End-of-Life Care

    Pages 31-45

    Hunter, Rachael Maree

  • Retrospective Analyses of End-of-Life Care Using Large Data Sets

    Pages 47-62

    Bardsley, Martin

  • Preference Elicitation at the End of Life

    Pages 63-72

    Flynn, Terry N. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Care at the End of Life
Book Subtitle
An Economic Perspective
Editors
  • Jeff Round
Copyright
2016
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28267-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28267-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28266-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80311-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 205
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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