How is our research considering the value, or ‘cost effectiveness’ of the interventions?

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Unfortunately, it is never possible for society to afford all of the services and treatments that might be beneficial to those who may need care and support. This means that it is often important to consider not only whether an intervention is effective in improving peoples’ health and wellbeing but also if it is cost-effective, if the improvements are worth the money it costs to provide, or whether the same money might be better spent on something else.

As part of the Innovation Hub, and in close collaboration with health economists from the NIHR funded Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber (ARC-YH) we are exploring whether we can help those who pay for the Better Start Bradford interventions to work out how much they cost as well as whether they are worth the health and wellbeing benefits. We will do this by understanding what is needed to deliver the interventions, how they might reduce the care that people need, for example an intervention might reduce the number of times people see their GP, and whether people are likely to see a long-term change in their health and wellbeing.

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