EQUIPT work published in Health Policy journal

How likely are stakeholders to use economic evaluations of tobacco control interventions in their decision making? Using the I-Change framework, 93 stakeholders from five European member states (Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK) were interviewed to seek an answer to this question. The findings showed that demographics, pre-motivational, and motivational factors explained 69% of the variation in intention to use. Stakeholders were defined as decision-makers, purchasers of services/pharma products, professionals/service providers, evidence generators and advocates of health promotion. Significant differences in beliefs (risk perception, attitude, social support, and self-efficacy towards using the tool) were found between non-intenders and intenders. The study results improves our understanding of the facilitators and barriers to the uptake of economic evaluations in decision making. Read more