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MODEM: a comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for dementia. Protocol paper

Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Knapp, Martin and Wittenberg, Raphael and Banerjee, Sube and Bowling, Ann and Grundy, Emily and Jagger, Carol and Farina, Nicolas and Lombard, Daniel and Lorenz, Klara and McDaid, David (2017) MODEM: a comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for dementia. Protocol paper. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (1). ISSN 1472-6963

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Identification Number: 10.1186/s12913-016-1945-x

Abstract

Background: The MODEM project (A comprehensive approach to MODelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for DEMentia) explores how changes in arrangements for the future treatment and care of people living with dementia, and support for family and other unpaid carers, could result in better outcomes and more efficient use of resources. Methods: MODEM starts with a systematic mapping of the literature on effective and (potentially) cost-effective interventions in dementia care. Those findings, as well as data from a cohort, will then be used to model the quality of life and cost impacts of making these evidence-based interventions more widely available in England over the period from now to 2040. Modelling will use a suite of models, combining microsimulation and macrosimulation methods, modelling the costs and outcomes of care, both for an individual over the life-course from the point of dementia diagnosis, and for individuals and England as a whole in a particular year. Project outputs will include an online Dementia Evidence Toolkit, making evidence summaries and a literature database available free to anyone, papers in academic journals and other written outputs, and a MODEM Legacy Model, which will enable local commissioners of services to apply the model to their own populations. Discussion: Modelling the effects of evidence-based cost-effective interventions and making this information widely available has the potential to improve the health and quality of life both of people with dementia and their carers, while ensuring that resources are used efficiently.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, © 2017 CC BY
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 11:52
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:08
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, National Institute for Health Research
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69151

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