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Title EQ-5D value sets : inventory, comparative review, and user guide / edited by Agota Szende, Mark Oppe, and Nancy Devlin
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (102 pages) : illustrations
Series EuroQol Group monographs ; v. 2
EuroQol Group monographs ; v. 2
Contents Introduction / Rosalind Rabin, Frank de Charro, Agota Szende -- Comparative review of Time Trade-Off value sets / Agota Szende, Mark Oppe, Frank de Charro -- Comparative review of Visual Analogue Scale value sets / Mark Oppe, Agota Szende, Frank de Charro -- Guidance to users of EQ-5D value sets / Nancy Devlin, David Parkin -- Annex 1: Inventory of Time Trade-Off valuation surveys / Mark Oppe -- Annex 2: Inventory of Visual Analogue Scale valuation surveys / Mark Oppe
Summary Rosalind Rabin, Frank de Charro, Agota Szende 1.1 Purpose of this booklet Governments and healthcare funders worldwide are making increasing use of economic evaluation to inform priority setting in health care. For various reasons, cost benefit analysis is usually rejected in favour of cost-effectiveness or cost-utility analyses, often involving the estimation of the incremental cost per Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) gained (Drummond et al, 2005). The estimation of QALYs gained requires valuations for all relevant health states on a scale anchored at 1 = Full health and 0 = Dead. The EQ-5D is widely used in this context and a number of value sets are available for all the health states generated by the EQ-5D descriptive system. These can be readily applied to health outcomes measured as EQ-5D profiles. EQ-5D has become one of the valuation approaches recommended by several reimbursement authorities and academic bodies in European countries (e.g. The Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, UK), North America (e.g. Canada), and elsewhere (e.g. New Zealand). The EuroQol Group frequently receives requests for advice regarding EQ-5D valuation data. Those seeking to apply EQ-5D valuations in economic evaluation want to know about the availability of EQ-5D value sets and how they can obtain them. They also seek specific guidance about which of the available value sets they should use for their purposes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Health status indicators -- Measurement.
Health status indicators -- Statistical methods.
Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- Methodology.
Quality of life -- Research.
Health Status Indicators.
Outcome Assessment
Quality of Life.
Research Design.
Form Electronic book
Author Devlin, N. J. (Nancy J.)
Oppe, Mark.
Szende, Agota.
EuroQol Group.
LC no. 2007464903
ISBN 1402055102 (hb ; alk. paper)
9781402055102 (hb ; alk. paper)