Welcome to DIRUM

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Database of Instruments for Resource Use Measurement

DIRUM is an open-access database of resource-use questionnaires for use by health economists involved in trial-based economic evaluations. Funded by the Medical Research Council Network of Hubs for Trial Methodology Research, DIRUM offers a unique (and permanent) web address for each resource use measure for citation in papers and reports. DIRUM also provides a repository of methodological papers related to resource use and cost measurement.

A recent presentation on DIRUM

Recent Publications

Taxonomy for methods of resource use measurement

Resource-use measurement based on patient recall: issues and challenges for economic evaluation

Development of a database of instruments for resource-use measurement: purpose, feasibility and design

Using resource use logs to reduce the amount of missing data in economic evaluations alongside trials

Recent Instruments

DIRUM contains 82 instruments. The most recently added are shown below:

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