EXCELC team at 3rd ATHEA Conference

By: Birgit Trukeschitz & Assma Hajji (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Research Institute for Economics of Aging)

The Austrian EXCELC team held two presentations at the 3rd ATHEA (Austrian Health Economics Association) Conference in Vienna, both on preferences for long-term care outcomes in Austria:

  • “Understanding best-worst experiments for calculating quality-of-life preferences in long-term care settings: How they work and what to consider” (“Hinter den Kulissen – Wie funktionieren Best-Worst Experimente für die Berechnung von erwarteten Präferenzen bei Pflegebedürftigkeit und welche Faktoren beeinflussen die Ergebnisse?“)Assma Hajji gave an overview of the method used, the experimental design and methodological issues. The data was collected using a best-worst experiment for calculating preferences for different social care-related quality of life domains using the ASCOT questionnaire.
  • “Food over company or vice-versa? Results from a best-worst-analysis of expected quality-of-life preferences in long-term care settings for Austria” (“Gutes Essen oder nette Gesellschaft oder..? – Eine Best-Worst-Analyse zu den erwarteten Präferenzen bei Pflegebedürftigkeit in Österreich”)Birgit Trukeschitz presented preliminary results of the Austrian preference weights based on a general population sample, showing some clear differences in preference between various domains of social care-related quality of life.

Both presentations were well received and led to some insightful discussions on potential implications and next steps in the process.

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