CaPPRe has published a peer-reviewed research paper on patient preferences for inflammatory arthritis treatments (IA). Using discrete choice experiment methodology, the findings showed that most patients consider clinical efficacy, stopping disease progression and the risk of mild-to-moderate side effects as important treatment attributes. The findings are relevant for clinicians when prescribing treatment to patients with IA.

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CaPPRe has published a peer-reviewed research paper on patient and physician preferences for atopic dermatitis injection treatments in Japan. Using discrete choice experiment methodology, the findings showed that physicians were more likely to value the efficacy of treating rashes, whereas patients preferred add-on treatments, were against self-administering the treatment at home, and were less concerned about cost. The differing treatment preferences of physicians and patients have... Read more

During 2018 and 2019 Community and Patient Preference Research (CaPPRe) conducted research about treatment choices in advanced prostate cancer. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who participated in the online survey. Participation was invaluable and has contributed to a greater understanding of the preferences people... Read more

CaPPRe was commissioned by Janssen to conduct a traetment preference study for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis patients. The poster is presented at the 21st Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress. Click here for the poster. 

CaPPRe has published a peer-reveiwed research paper on patient preferences for type 2 diabetes treatments. Using discrete choice experiment methodology, the findings showed that patients considered injection frequency, weight change and nausea to be important features of treatment. Patients were wiling to pay an additional $22.35 UAD/month for the benefits of a once-weekly injection over a twice-daily injection. 

The paper is published in the open-access journal BMC Health Services... Read more

In August 2017, we conducted a community value mapping study in 500 consumers  who had visited a pharmacy in the last 3 months. Participants were asked to evaluate their preferences for pharmacies offering different locations, opening hours, sevrices and cost. Results showed that there were 3 segments of consumers; those that were service driven, those that were access driven and those that were driven by loyalty. For more infromation about the study and our findings, see... Read more

In December 2017 we conducted a pilot study to understand parents'/caregivers' preferences for school canteen menus. We surveyed 416 parents/caregivers in NSW with at least one child in primary school. We presented the findings at an invitation-only economics conference with NSW Government in January 2018. To see the findings, see our infographic or ... Read more

In August 2017 we conducted a pilot study to understand the community's preferences for genetic testing. We surveyed a representative sample of 500 people across Australia and asked them to evaulate different options for genetic testing in areas of cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder and multiple sclerosis. Overall, 9 in 10 people said that they would do a genetic test to find out their risk factors for certain diseases.... Read more

Non-market valuation involves valuing the benefits of projects / policies which are not directly traded in markets (e.g., environment, government infrastructure, public health interventions etc.)

Examples of non-market projects include:
- The value to the community of upgrades to the Opera House
- The value to the community of new developments / attractions in regional NSW
- The value to the community of conserving environmental areas

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Incorporating the patient perspective on the value of medicines into health technology assessments is becoming increasingly more important as acknowledged by several prominent HTA agencies. NICE in the UK has employed several measures, including a Citizen’s Council. Canada, particularly in the area of oncology, has a formalized process through which patient input on drug reviews and feedback on recommendations is obtained to ensure patients’ experiences (both good and bad)... Read more