Star: A tool for commissioners Star – socio-technical allocation of resources – is an approach to priority setting, to help commissioners and those planning services to allocate their health resources to benefit patients in their community

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Key Points

  • Star – socio-technical allocation of resources – is an approach to priority setting.
  • It helps commissioners and those planning services to allocate their health resources to benefit patients in their community.
  • Developed with the London School of Economics.

Together with the London School of Economics (LSE), the Health Foundation developed the Star approach, which combines value for money analysis with stakeholder engagement. An Excel-based tool is used alongside a facilitated stakeholder workshop.

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The background to Star

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The current healthcare landscape demands that those who plan or commission services - at local,...

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About Star

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Star is an innovative approach to support commissioners and other healthcare stakeholders to make...

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The Star tool

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The Star tool is an Excel based tool built in Excel 2007. Due to its limited use of macros, it is...

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Star online demonstration

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As described in the role of the Excel-based Star tool in the Star approach, the Star tool is only...

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Facilitating a Star workshop

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The Star approach involves a wide range of stakeholders, who all contribute their own expertise and...

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Getting the best from Star

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The Star approach has great potential to help make better healthcare resource allocation decisions....

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