PECUNIA Expert Meeting gives crucial input for development of RUM instrument

On November 5, 2019, the PECUNIA expert meeting dedicated to the development of a resource use measurement (RUM) instrument took place during ISPOR Europe 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 14 health economics and HTA experts from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hungary and Germany came together to take a look at the first draft of the generic self-reported multi-sectoral RUM instrument developed by the PECUNIA consortium within Horizontal Activity (HA) 3 - Measurement. The meeting was executed by the researchers from Maastricht University and University of Bristol.

During the meeting, the experts were asked to complete a section of the PECUNIA RUM instrument and reflect on the level of difficulty, clarity and order of the questions. In general, the experts were very positive about the PECUNIA RUM instrument and gave valuable feedback, which will be incorporated to optimise the instrument.

In 2020, the next steps of the PECUNIA RUM instrument development will be the translatability assessment, the validation with former mental service users and their family members, and its finalisation. By the end of 2020, the PECUNIA consortium aims to present a pilot generic self-reported multi-sectoral RUM instrument for the use in health economics research, which will then require further validation.

The PECUNIA consortium thanks all experts for attending the meeting, which was crucial for optimising the PECUNIA RUM instrument!