School Of Health And Related Research Online surveys

School Of Health And Related Research Online surveys

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Online surveys of societal preferences do we know what respondents are
A literature review
Donna Rowen, Mandy Ryan, Aki Tsuchiya, Verity Watson, Universities of Sheffield and Aberdeen


The question

Search and hits

Societal perspective?

The papers reviewed
Desser, A.S., Gyrd-Hansen, D., Olsen, J.A.,
Grepperud, S., Kristiansen, I.S., 2010.
Societal views on orphan drugs: cross
sectional survey of Norwegians aged 40 to
67. BMJ 341, c4715.

Key word Search
-social values
-resource allocation
-on-line survey

Eisenberg, D., Freed, G.L., Davis, M.M.,
Singer, D., Prosser, L.A., 2011. Valuing health
at different ages: evidence from a nationally
representative survey in the US. Applied
Health Economics & Health Policy 9, 149-156.

Database: Medline 1946
onwards in English

Lim, M.K., Bae, E.Y., Choi, S.E., Lee, E.K., Lee,
T.J., 2012. Eliciting public preference for
health-care resource allocation in South
Korea. Value in Health 15, Suppl-4.

Hits: 207
Included: Societal values in
health using online survey: 13
papers, covering 14 studies

Linley, W.G., Hughes, D.A., 2013. Societal
views on NICE, cancer drugs fund and valuebased pricing criteria for prioritising
medicines: a cross-sectional survey of 4118
adults in Great Britain. Health Economics 22,

Year of publication: 20022013, and 9 of the 13 published
2010 or later

Norman, R., Hall, J., Street, D., Viney, R.,
2013. Efficiency and equity: a stated
preference approach. Health Economics 22,

Journals: 9 different journals
including British Medical Journal
[2]; Health Economics [3]; and
Value in Health [2]

Richardson, J., Sinha, K., Iezzi, A., Maxwell,
A., 2012. Maximising health versus sharing:
measuring preferences for the allocation of
the health budget. Social Science & Medicine
75, 1351-1361.
Schwappach, D.L., 2002. The equivalence of
numbers: the social value of avoiding health
decline: an experimental Web-based study.
BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making
2, 3.

Countries: Australia [2];
Europe [8]; US; other
Topics covered: patient age,
baseline health (QOL, survival),
health gain (QOL, survival),
unmet need, end of life,
dependents, sex, ethnicity,
income, smoking
(responsibility), rarity

Ex post perspective?

Schwappach, D.L., 2003. Does it matter who
you are or what you gain? An experimental
study of preferences for resource allocation.
Health Economics 12, 255-267.
Schwappach, D.L., 2005. Are preferences for
equality a matter of perspective? Medical
Decision Making 25, 449-459.
Schwappach, D.L., Strasmann, T.J., 2006.
"Quick and dirty numbers"? The reliability of
a stated-preference technique for the
measurement of preferences for resource
allocation. Journal of Health Economics 25,

Recruitment: self selected
open access [1]; convenience
sample [2]; online panel [10]
Sample size: 127-4118;
median 800; mean 1198
Method: DCE [5]; PTO/budget
pie [6]; other

Ex ante

Ex post

Clearly societal



Potentially personal




Singh, J., Lord, J., Longworth, L., Orr, S.,
McGarry, T., Sheldon, R., Buxton, M., 2012.
Does responsibility affect the public's
valuation of health care interventions? A
relative valuation approach to health care
safety. Value in Health 15, 690-698.
van der Wulp I. van den Hout WB. de Vries
M. Stiggelbout AM. van den Akker-van Marle
EM., 2012. Societal preferences for standard
health insurance coverage in the
Netherlands: a cross-sectional study. BMJ
Open 2, e001021.


Werntoft, E., Edberg, A.K., 2009. The views of
physicians and politicians concerning ageThis poster was prepared for
related prioritisation in healthcare. Journal of
& Management
/ GCU June
2014, 23,

thanks to Anna Cantrell for
conducting the literature

Contact us
Corresponding author: Donna Rowen;


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