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Making healthy homes? A pilot study of the return on investment from an external wall insulation intervention

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, December 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Title
Making healthy homes? A pilot study of the return on investment from an external wall insulation intervention
Published in
BMC Research Notes, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-3067-x
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Authors

Heather Brown, Gulnar Fattakhova, Clare Bambra, Paul Taylor

Abstract

External Wall Insulation (EWI) insulates and protect homes against damp. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme incentivised large energy providers in the UK delivering energy efficiency measures such as EWI to fuel impoverished households. Return on Investment (ROI) analysis is utilised to determine if EWI is a cost-effective procedure in terms of improving health related quality of life (HRQOL) measured using the EQ-5D-3L™, reducing health care expenditure, and fuel costs. Data comes from Stockton-On-Tees council, health care costs data, and information collected from households in the most socially deprived areas in Stockton-on-Tees. The total cost of installation across all 2252 that received EWI was £10,222,954 in 2016 GBP. Annual total benefits were extrapolated across all 3265 households that received EWI. Total benefits were differences between the control and treatment groups in fuel costs, health care costs, and HRQOL multiplied by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Quality Adjusted Life Year threshold (£20,000). Total benefits for all households that received EWI were £1,519,045. The ROI of EWI is - 41%. 7.9 years are needed to recoup the costs of the initial investment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 20%
Researcher 4 20%
Other 2 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Student > Postgraduate 2 10%
Other 3 15%
Unknown 3 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 20%
Engineering 3 15%
Social Sciences 3 15%
Arts and Humanities 2 10%
Sports and Recreations 1 5%
Other 3 15%
Unknown 4 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2020.
All research outputs
#1,575,470
of 19,096,926 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#195
of 3,882 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,142
of 427,142 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#18
of 425 outputs
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