Does the Public Prefer Health Gain for Cancer Patients? A Systematic Review of Public Views on Cancer and its Characteristics

Does the Public Prefer Health Gain for Cancer Patients? A Systematic Review of Public Views on... PharmacoEconomics (2017) 35:793–804 DOI 10.1007/s40273-017-0511-7 SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Does the Public Prefer Health Gain for Cancer Patients? A Systematic Review of Public Views on Cancer and its Characteristics 1 2,3 4 1 • • • Liz Morrell Sarah Wordsworth Sian Rees Richard Barker Published online: 29 April 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract while the other found no such preference but provided Background Policies such as the Cancer Drugs Fund in results consistent with population health maximisation. England assumed a societal preference to fund cancer care Other studies mostly showed support for cancer but did not relative to other conditions, even if that resulted in lower require a direct health trade-off. Severity and end-of-life health gain for the population overall. searches identified 12 and 6 papers, respectively, which Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the were additional to existing reviews. There is consistent evidence for such a preference among the UK public. evidence that people give priority to severe illness, while Methods The MEDLINE, PubMed and Econlit electronic results for end-of-life are mixed. databases were searched for studies relating to preferences Conclusion We did not find consistent support for a pref- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PharmacoEconomics Springer Journals

Does the Public Prefer Health Gain for Cancer Patients? A Systematic Review of Public Views on Cancer and its Characteristics

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes; Quality of Life Research; Health Economics; Health Administration; Public Health
ISSN
1170-7690
eISSN
1179-2027
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40273-017-0511-7
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