ESRC IAA: Promoting the use of structured methods for expert elicitation into health care decision making: development of an online repository and dissemination tools


Clinical experts can provide valuable information to help inform decisions in healthcare, especially when trying to determine if technologies offer the NHS value for money. Structured expert elicitation (SEE) methods are preferred for formal healthcare decision-making processes, such as those by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, as they improve accountability and transparency.

In this project, we build on previous work, led by the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), to develop guidelines for which methods to use in SEE. This current project brings together resources developed at CHE for SEE, develops software code to conduct SEE, creates a repository for examples of SEE and provides a step-by-step guide.

The project was conducted in collaboration with consultancy representatives from Lumanity and academic and consultancy stakeholders.

The resources generated for conducting structured expert elicitation are available on the STEER webpages: STEER



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