Work package 2
Work package leaders
The objectives, here, will be to:
- design the first main component of the survey instrument; that involving elicitation of willingness-to-pay-based values of a QALY based on an indirect contingent valuation method; and
- pilot the instrument on 20 people in 3-4 countries.
Task 2.1 - Devise a method for valuing a QALY based on most recent methods for elicitation of values of risk reductions associated with safety improvements.
Based on work which has taken place in the area of valuing safety improvements and on work ongoing in several participating countries, agreement will be reached about a common survey instrument to be administered in each country. The instrument will be translated for use in each country.
Task 2.2 - Piloting of survey instrument.
Where necessary (i.e. where recent survey work has not taken place), the instrument will be piloted by partners and their assistant in focus groups of 20 members of the public in 3-4 countries.