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STAR: A new approach to priority setting

The Socio-Technical Allocation of Resource (STAR) is an approach that has been designed to enable those who are responsible for delivering, planning or commissioning services to work with stakeholders (including managers, clinicians, patients and carers) to reallocate resources in care pathways to increase benefits to patients.

STAR includes a way of generating missing data on benefits to patients to help generate the evidence that is requisite in analysing the Value for Money of the current allocations of resources to interventions on current care pathways and to explore these might be changed for the better.  STAR uses visual models to transform data into information so stakeholders can explore how these allocations might be changed to improve value without spending more money.  

STAR is the result of a £1m eight-year research programme funded by the Health Foundation in the Department of Management of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and draws on economics, epidemiology, psychology and decision sciences.

Objective

STAR can:

  • Inform strategy and policy at national and local levels
  • Provide information for stakeholders on relative value for money for prevention and treatment for current pathways of care for different diseases
  • Enable stakeholders to make strategic decisions to improve benefits for patients in care pathways within existing resources
  • Provide a process of stakeholder engagement to help win support for hard choices to change patterns of care to improve value

Course Content

STAR uses visual geometry to make key concepts transparent

  • For each intervention on the care pathway: rectangles showing the scale of health gain and costs, and triangles showing value for money
  • For the care pathway: efficiency frontiers ordered by value for money of each intervention showing their relative scale in value and costs.

Feedback

Leader

Gwyn Bevan

NHS KSF Assessment

Core Dimensions

Dimension

Value

1 Communication

2

2 Personal and people development:

1

4 Service Improvement:

4

5 Quality:

3

6 Equality and diversity:

2

Specific Dimensions: Information and Knowledge

Dimension

Value

IK1 Information processing:

4

IK2 Information collection and analysis:

4

IK3 Knowledge and information resources:

4

Specific Dimensions: General

Dimension

Value

G1 Learning and develepment:

2

G2 Development and innovation:

4

G3 Procurement and commissioning:

4

G4 Financial management:

4

G5 Services and project management:

2

G8 Public relations and marketing:

3

Current courses using this module

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