Economic evaluation strategies in telehealth: obtaining a more holistic valuation of telehealth interventions

Snoswell, Centaine, Smith, Anthony C., Scuffham, Paul A. and Whitty, Jennifer A. (2016) Economic evaluation strategies in telehealth: obtaining a more holistic valuation of telehealth interventions. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 23 9: 792-796. doi:10.1177/1357633X16671407


Author Snoswell, Centaine
Smith, Anthony C.
Scuffham, Paul A.
Whitty, Jennifer A.
Title Economic evaluation strategies in telehealth: obtaining a more holistic valuation of telehealth interventions
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
1758-1109
Publication date 2016-10-27
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1357633X16671407
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 9
Start page 792
End page 796
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Telehealth is an emerging area of medical research. Its translation from conception, to research and into practice requires tailored research and economic evaluation methods. Due to their nature telehealth interventions exhibit a number of extra-clinical benefits that are relevant when valuing their costs and outcomes. By incorporating methods to measure societal values such as patient preference and willingness-to-pay, a more holistic value can be placed on the extra-clinical outcomes associated with telehealth and evaluations can represent new interventions more effectively. Cost-benefit analysis is a method by which relevant costs and outcomes in telehealth can be succinctly valued and compared. When health economic methods are conducted using holistic approaches such as cost-benefit analysis they can facilitate the translation of telehealth research into policy and practice.
Formatted abstract
Telehealth is an emerging area of medical research. Its translation from conception, to research and into practice requires tailored research and economic evaluation methods. Due to their nature telehealth interventions exhibit a number of extra-clinical benefits that are relevant when valuing their costs and outcomes. By incorporating methods to measure societal values such as patient preference and willingness-to-pay, a more holistic value can be placed on the extra-clinical outcomes associated with telehealth and evaluations can represent new interventions more effectively. Cost-benefit analysis is a method by which relevant costs and outcomes in telehealth can be succinctly valued and compared. When health economic methods are conducted using holistic approaches such as cost-benefit analysis they can facilitate the translation of telehealth research into policy and practice.
Keyword Willingness-To-Pay
Health-Care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID APP1061183
Institutional Status UQ

 
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