EQ-5D Value Sets: Inventory, Comparative Review and User by Rosalind Rabin, Frank de Charro, Agota Szende (auth.), AGOTA

By Rosalind Rabin, Frank de Charro, Agota Szende (auth.), AGOTA SZENDE, MARK OPPE, NANCY DEVLIN (eds.)

Rosalind Rabin, Frank de Charro, Agota Szende 1.1 goal of this ebook Governments and healthcare funders around the globe are making expanding use of monetary overview to notify precedence atmosphere in healthiness care. for varied purposes, price profit research is mostly rejected in favour of cost-effectiveness or cost-utility analyses, usually concerning the estimation of the incremental price in line with caliber Adjusted existence 12 months (QALY) won (Drummond et al, 2005). The estimation of QALYs won calls for valuations for all correct healthiness states on a scale anchored at 1 = complete overall healthiness and nil = lifeless. The EQ-5D is popular during this context and a couple of worth units can be found for all of the overall healthiness states generated by means of the EQ-5D descriptive approach. those could be simply utilized to healthiness results measured as EQ-5D profiles. EQ-5D has develop into one of many valuation methods prompt via a number of repayment gurus and educational our bodies in eu international locations (e.g. The Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, UK), North the USA (e.g. Canada), and in other places (e.g. New Zealand). The EuroQol workforce often gets requests for suggestion concerning EQ-5D valuation information. these trying to observe EQ-5D valuations in fiscal evaluate need to know in regards to the availability of EQ-5D worth units and the way they could receive them. additionally they search particular suggestions approximately which of the on hand price units they need to use for his or her purposes.

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The Spanish VAS tariff based on valuation of EQ-5D health states from the general population. In: Rabin RE et al, editors. EuroQol Plenary meeting Rotterdam 1997, 2-3 October. Discussion papers. Centre for Health Policy & Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 1998: 93-114. Badia X, Roset R, Herdman, M, Kind P. A comparison of GB and Spanish general population time trade-off values for EQ-5D health states. Med Decis Making 2001; 21(1): 7-16. Brazier J, Deverill M, Green C, Harper R, Booth A. A review of the use of health status measures in economic evaluation.

This could be generated by the analyst, or taken from published studies. The methods of achieving a mapping range from expert judgement to patient surveys. This approach has been widely used, for example in the economic evaluation of beta interferon therapy in multiple sclerosis (Parkin et al, 1998; Chilcott et al, 2003). However, it must be recognised that mapping may involve subjective judgements; that 50 the valuations obtained are very much dependent on the quality of the mapping technique used; and are almost certain to involve a loss of precision by the addition of an additional source of approximation to “true” values.

SAMPLE CHARACTERISTICS Of the 975 respondents included in the analyses, 46% were male and 54% were female. The age distribution of the respondents was: 18-34 yrs 33% 35-49 yrs 24% 50-59 yrs 16% 60+ yrs 27% 67 VALUATION METHODS Each respondent was asked to do the following: 1. The EQ-5D descriptive system and EQ VAS. 2. Ranking exercise. 3. TTO exercise. In the TTO exercise, each respondent valued 13 states:      33333 and Unconscious. 2 from 5 ‘very mild’ states (11112, 11121, etc). 3 from 12 ‘mild’ states (11122, 11131, etc).

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