Responses on subjective scales (like the EQ-5D) will be inaccurate if groups systematically differ in their use and/or interpretation of the categories. Anchoring vignettes offer a promising solution to reporting heterogeneity.
The biannual EuHEA Conference was held at the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE), 13-16th July 2016. The topic of the meeting was “Know the Ropes - Balancing Costs and Quality in Health Care”. Members of the OHE team attended and contributed to the conference; this post summarises their activity.
OHE is pleased to be working with four MSc students this year. The students, from City University and the London School of Economics, will spend three months at OHE being supervised and trained by various members of the OHE team whilst completing their MSc theses.
OHE is set to work on seven new projects funded by the EuroQol Research Foundation. The work will cover a range of topics from understanding the aspects of health that are important to people, to analysing the distribution of EQ-5D observations, to exploring the appropriateness of the EQ‐5D questionnaire in Asian populations.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, in conjunction with the Office of Health Economics, invites you to register for a webinar on Monday 18th July: New EQ-5D-5L value sets for England and the UK and implications for HTA.