Work Programme 3 (Developing a core outcome set). The WP3 team are identifying outcomes and measures. Our contribution to WP3 will be to understand the priorities and preferences of users, carers, relevant health care professionals and policy makers for the different types of outcomes. We expect that the value of outcomes will vary from person to person, because the benefits of care are subjective. Consider the example of buying a car:
Which aspects or attributes of the cars shown are most important to you? How do they influence your choice?
Our work in WP 3 will include a Stated Preference Survey. A Stated Preference Survey presents options so that the respondent weighs up which is most important to them (trade off). In the survey we will present participants with pairs of choices (presented in a similar way to the car choice above) and ask the participant to think about:
- Which are the most important aspects?
- Which are the least important aspects?
- How much would you pay to get the most important aspect
- How long would you wait to get the most important aspect