Measuring the cost of implementation efforts is crucial for informing future policy and program decisions, yet economic methods for implementation science are lacking.
Established in 1999 to support economic research on increasing healthcare efficiency and value, HSR&D's Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) is leading VA efforts to identify best practices and develop resources and tools for economic evaluations in implementation science.
HERC is facilitating the Cost and Implementation Workgroup, which is comprised of more than 90 implementation scientists and economists across the nation. With support from QUERI and the National Cancer Institute, the Workgroup is sharing economic evaluation methods and developing a collection of papers in Implementation Science and Implementation Science Communications considering key issues in economic evaluation in implementation science and highlighting approaches and examples to inform the field.
If you are a currently funded QUERI investigator, you can contact HERC (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a telephone consultation on the economic methods for your QUERI project. Learn more.