Preference Elicitation and Assessment of Technologies
Project No: B2.1 Projects in progress
Project Title: Applying discrete choice experiments in pharmacy: applied and
Grant Applicants / Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. (HERU), Bond, C. (Primary Care, University
Principal Investigators of Aberdeen)
(place of work):
HERU Investigators: Tinelli, M.
HERU Research Theme: Preference Elicitation
Source of Funding and MRC/ESRC Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship
Total Awarded: £140,092
Amount of HERU Funding: £140,092
Objectives: To explore issues raised in the application of DCEs to pharmacy.
Outline: Following the award of a PhD (Template B1.39), this postdoctoral
fellowship allows the development of peer reviewed papers from
the PhD, as well as research skills in three areas: development of
DCEs; their application to pharmacy, and their impact on economic
evaluations in health care. A key focus is the evaluation of
pharmacy, taking account of the patient experience. In addition,
given patients pay for pharmaceutical services, consideration will be
given to developing a field experiment to test external validity.
Outcome & Translation: The post-doctoral fellowship, forming part of a broader body of
research within HERU, is intended to refine the application of a
method widely used in health services research, focusing on the
design and analysis of DCEs (from the PhD). The applied work will
contribute to the very small literature around the impact of taking
account of patient’s experiences.
Start Date: December 2008
Duration of Project: 4 years
Other Dissemination Tinelli, M., Ryan, M. and Bond, C. Alternative approaches to
Activities: modelling Discrete Choice Experiment Responses: implication to
policy. London School of Economics Health and Social Care.
London, May and December 2009.