Alternative analytical approaches to aid decision-making 

We explored the advantages and disadvantages of alternative analytical approaches to aid decision making in CLAHRC YH.  We identified the factors that are important in deciding which type of approach to choose, including local needs, local resources available, timelines and complexity of decision problem. This was established through a series of engagement workshops with CLAHRC members and collaborators.  We went onto identify whether there is a 'minimal' set of requirements, i.e. are there some factors essential to consider (e.g. addressing uncertainty).  We then explored the possibility of using existing techniques to identify where health economics input should be focused and whether more sophisticated approaches are required.  From this we developed a set of recommendations and a checklist to aid in choosing the choice of analytical approach.