Issues with ICF-based cost-effectiveness analyses of AT

This slideshow presentation by Dr Ingrid Schraner discusses the pitfalls of applying standard economic modelling to the intricacies of everyday life for a person with a disability.  Using the WHO ICF1 domains of “activities and participation” Dr Schraner poses an alternative to the standard cost-utility and cost-benefit analyses. Her method of analysis can be applied to both assistive technology and universal design. The presentation requires some knowledge of the WHO ICF.

This presentation was made at the AAATE2 Conference held September 2008 in Milan, Italy.  

1International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

2Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology Europe