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Economic valuation of informal care

Overview of attention for article published in The European Journal of Health Economics, February 2004
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Title
Economic valuation of informal care
Published in
The European Journal of Health Economics, February 2004
DOI 10.1007/s10198-003-0189-y
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Authors

Bernard van den Berg, Werner B. F. Brouwer, Marc A. Koopmanschap

Abstract

Informal care makes up a significant part of the total amount of care provided to care recipients with chronic and terminal diseases. Still, informal care is often neglected in economic evaluations of health care programs. Probably this is related to the fact that the costs of informal care are to an important extent related to time inputs by relatives and friends of care recipients and time is not easy to value. Development of theoretically sound, yet easily applicable valuation methods is therefore important since ignoring the costs of informal care may lead to undesirable shifts between formal and informal care. Moreover, there is increasing evidence that providing informal care may lead to health problems for the caregiver, both in terms of morbidity and mortality. Until now these health effects have not been incorporated in economic evaluations. More attention for the identification and valuation of the full costs and (health) effects of informal care for the informal caregiver seems needed therefore. This contribution presents a critical evaluation of the available methods to incorporate informal care in economic evaluations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 99 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 21%
Researcher 20 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 19%
Unspecified 10 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Other 28 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 27 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 22%
Unspecified 18 17%
Social Sciences 18 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Other 14 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 March 2017.
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#2,183,312
of 12,484,416 outputs
Outputs from The European Journal of Health Economics
#155
of 742 outputs
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#35,307
of 190,595 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The European Journal of Health Economics
#3
of 36 outputs
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