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The social value of a QALY: raising the bar or barring the raise?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, January 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
The social value of a QALY: raising the bar or barring the raise?
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-11-8
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Authors

Cam Donaldson, Rachel Baker, Helen Mason, Michael Jones-Lee, Emily Lancsar, John Wildman, Ian Bateman, Graham Loomes, Angela Robinson, Robert Sugden, Jose Luis Pinto Prades, Mandy Ryan, Phil Shackley, Richard Smith

Abstract

Since the inception of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in England, there have been questions about the empirical basis for the cost-per-QALY threshold used by NICE and whether QALYs gained by different beneficiaries of health care should be weighted equally. The Social Value of a QALY (SVQ) project, reported in this paper, was commissioned to address these two questions. The results of SVQ were released during a time of considerable debate about the NICE threshold, and authors with differing perspectives have drawn on the SVQ results to support their cases. As these discussions continue, and given the selective use of results by those involved, it is important, therefore, not only to present a summary overview of SVQ, but also for those who conducted the research to contribute to the debate as to its implications for NICE.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 4%
Canada 2 2%
South Africa 1 1%
Kenya 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 75 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 27%
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Unspecified 5 6%
Other 22 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 26%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 21 25%
Unspecified 11 13%
Social Sciences 11 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Other 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 March 2018.
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