RAND Europe explored whether stakeholders agreed with and anticipated problems implementing the recommendations of the "Living with Breathlessness" research programme to improve end-of-life care for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Health Sector Modelling
In the health and social sectors, choice modelling helps policymakers understand people's choices. We have developed discrete choice and stated-preference models to examine:
- the effects of patients having a choice of hospital
- how physicians respond to a choice of treatment
- career preferences for COPD treatment, and
- the impact of promotions on alcohol purchasing.
Discrete choice models can explain how different stakeholders may respond to policy interventions to inform policy design.