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16th January 2023
The PECUNIA Resource Use Measurement (PECUNIA RUM) instrument is now available to licence through Oxford University Innovation’s Clinical Outcomes team.
The PECUNIA Resource Use Measurement (PECUNIA RUM) Instrument is an internationally standardised, harmonised and validated, generic, self-reported RUM instrument. It measures resource use in all relevant sectors for costing from a societal perspective in the adult population: health and social care, education, (criminal) justice, productivity losses, and informal care.
It is consistent with the harmonised PECUNIA Costing Concept (PECUNIA Care Atom, PECUNIA Service Lists, PECUNIA Coding System) and therefore with other PECUNIA Costing Tools (PECUNIA Reference Unit Cost (RUC) Templates, PECUNIA RUC Compendium) to achieve cross-country and cross-sectoral comparability by referring to activity-based rather than linguistic equivalence of services.
The PECUNIA RUM was developed as a 37-page pen-and-paper questionnaire in English by the scientific partners of the PECUNIA Consortium between mid-2019 and June 2021. It has a modular structure of 9 sections covering questions related to:
- Place of living and overnight stays (Section A)
- Non-residential health and social care (Section B)
- Medication (Section C)
- Unpaid help (informal care) (Section D)
- Education (Section E)
- Employment and productivity (Section F)
- Safety and justice system (Section G)
- Out-of-pocket and other expenses (Section H)
- Final remarks (Section I).
While Sections A, B, C, D, E, G, H were all developed newly, the section on ’Employment and productivity’ (Section F, the so called IPCQ PECUNIA) is based on the existing IPCQ instrument. The different modules have been harmonised with each other alongside the following steps: a comprehensive scoping review to identify existing RUM recommendations, a focus group of health economists to provide feedback on the first draft, an initial wording review, a professional English language editing, piloting in (online) interviews with former mental health care users and carers, and a formal translatability assessment.
Anyone wishing to use the PECUNIA RUM for non-commercial research, healthcare and academic teaching activities can do so free-of-charge but must apply for and be granted a licence to do so. Please complete the online application form here. Once your licence is granted, you will receive the PECUNIA RUM and any support documents you requested via email. If you have any licensing queries or questions about using the PECUNIA RUM, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
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