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Catalogue of Case Studies
Case studies provide insight into the challenges of priority setting and into the role that social values play in priority setting decisions. They offer policy-makers a means of accessing the experiences of others facing similar problems, and they facilitate comparative research.
Please contribute your own case studies to help us build a rich repository of examples from real experience of priority setting across a wide range of clinical, national and institutional contexts. We have developed a template for case studies, and for the purposes of comparative study we kindly ask that you utilize this. The template is downloadable here. We also invite comments on any of the cases featured here.
For further information or to submit your case study or comments, please contact Dr Sarah Clark - email@example.com.
Latest Case Studies
Hematopoeitic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) for Severe Thalassaemia in Thailand.
This case is indicative of priority-setting problems which are particularly acute in low to middle income countries where life-saving or life-improving technologies are coming to market but where the infrastructure and financial resources are not yet available to make such interventions available on a large scale (even where cost-effectiveness is proven), thus raising great challenges around issues of equity. Read more (PDF).
Telaprevir for chronic hepatitis in the UK
assessment of Telaprevir for chronic hepatitis by the National
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK
demonstrates the application of a variety of social value judgments by
NICE even in a case where cost-effectiveness was shown to be well below
the established threshold. Read more. (PDF)
Novo Seven in haemophilia: clinical decision making and funding policies in Germany
This case is an example of how a set of very pressing social values challenges can arise out of one individual case at the clinical level. Read more. (PDF)
Mifamurtide for the treatment of osteosarcoma in the UK
Some medical interventions, particularly those that benefit the young, provide benefits over a long period of time. When appraising such interventions, the practice of NICE in the UK is to discount their costs and benefits. Read more. (PDF)
Lucentis for the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the UK
The case of Lucentis for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration proved to be controversial for the UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Read more. (PDF)
Microscopic-Observation Drug-susceptibility (MODS) Testing for Multi-Drug Resistant and Extreme Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Thailand
The case of MODS testing for Multi-Drug Resistant and Extreme Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Thailand is one which raises issues of equity in the context of an intervention which provides benefits to both individual patients and to the wider population in terms of preventative public health. Read more. (PDF)
Absorbent Products for Adult Disabled and Elderly Incontinence in Thailand
This case concerns 'adult diapers' on which many elderly and disabled people in Thailand rely to enable them to cope with the problem of incontinence. Currently these products must be purchased by individuals or by households at some cost (an estimated $1200 per year). The imposition of such costs on groups who are already vulnerable and socially disadvantaged raises issues of equity and solidarity. Read more. (PDF)
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