From representing views to representativeness of views: illustrating a new (Q2S) approach in the context of health care priority setting in nine European countries

Helen Mason*, Job van Exel, Rachel Baker, Werner Brouwer, Cam Donaldson, EuroVaQ Team

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Abstract

Governments across Europe are required to make decisions about how best to allocate scarce health care resources. There are legitimate arguments for eliciting societal vales in relation to health care resource allocation given the roles of the general public as payers and potential patients. However, relatively little is known about the views of the general public on general principles which could guide these decisions. In this paper we present five societal viewpoints on principles for health care resources allocation and develop a new approach, Q2S, designed to investigate the extent to which these views are held across a range of European countries. An online survey was developed, based on a previously completed study Q methodology, and delivered between November 2009 and February 2010 across nine countries to 33,515 respondents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-213
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume166
Early online date22 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

Keywords

  • health care
  • decision making
  • societal views
  • Q methodology
  • Q survey
  • Europe

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