EQ-5D and PROMs

As indicated in its recent statement, NICE supports a new valuation study to generate a value set for the EQ-5D-5L. We welcome this announcement.

Chronic diseases affect individuals’ health status and its impact is reflected by the stock of health, which measures the amount of health of a population in a given period of time. In a new study published in Health Economics, Maria Errea and colleagues assess the health-related quality of life of a population using the EQ-5D-5L instrument to, first, estimate the impact of a set of 30 chronic diseases and, second, rank diseases according to their impact on the stock of health for a country.

OHE Lunchtime Seminar with Steve McKenna, 17th September 2019. The seminar will examine conceptual and practical aspects of measuring value in health care.

OHE Lunchtime Seminar with Anirban Basu, 24th July 2019. The seminar will examine conceptual and theoretic arguments for use of HYT and illustrate their performance.

In collaboration with University of Technology Sydney, we’re leading a study funded by the EuroQol Research Foundation to develop ‘bolt-on’ descriptors for the EQ-5D. The goal is to develop and test new questions that can be used with people who have cognitive impairment or visual impairment.

Professor Nancy Devlin has recently been awarded an honorary position at OHE as a Senior Visiting Fellow.

The Student Mental Health Research Network (SMaRteN), in which OHE is a collaborator, is conducting research to find out which outcome measures are most useful in the context of student wellbeing.

Koonal Shah gave a webinar for the International Health Economics Association on the topic of adult versus adolescent preferences for EQ-5D-Y health states.

A new OHE Research Paper considers whether we can compare and aggregate patient-reported outcome (PRO) data between people and settings. The paper is authored by Nancy Devlin (University of Melbourne), Paula Lorgelly (King’s College London) and Mike Herdman (OHE).

The measurement of quality of life in the context of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is challenging. This is because the disease is experienced by children and is rare, which makes data collection difficult. Our...

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