VoCHI - Eliciting Preferences and Weights for Equity and Efficiency: A Methodological Scoping Review

Project start and end dates: May 2021 - Dec 2022

Healthcare allocation decisions have largely adopted a utilitarian approach: decisions that result in the greatest gains in life or quality of life for the population as a whole are preferred. With increasing attention being paid to addressing inequalities in health, novel approaches to incorporate inequality consideration have been developed for health policy decision making.

The goal of this study was to identify similarities and differences in approaches to elicit trade-offs between equity and efficiency characteristics that can be used to inform resource allocation.

Research Topics & Methods:

  • Scoping review

This work will inform later efforts to generate health and income inequality aversion coefficients for US-based distributional cost-effectiveness analyses.

Funding statement:
The project is funded by the Valuation of Child Health Initiative (VoCHI)

Lisa Prosser, PhD
Marilyn Fisher Blanch Research Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan

Christopher Cadham, MPH
Graduate Student, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan


For more information, please contact:
Lisa Prosser, PhD, MS
Director, Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center
Email: lisapros@umich.edu

Angela Rose
Project Manager
Email: angmrose@umich.edu