There are three EQ-5D value sets available for use in cost effectiveness analysis in the UK and/or England:
- the UK EQ-5D-3L value set (often called the ‘MVH’ value set) which has been used for two decades, e.g. in evidence submitted to NICE (Dolan, 1997);
- a ‘crosswalk’ value set (van Hout et al., 2012), which maps patients’ EQ-5D-5L data to the EQ-5D-3L descriptive system, so that the MVH value set can be applied; and
- the EQ-5D-5L value set for England (Devlin et al., 2016).
How do these value sets differ? And how important are these differences likely to be for users?
A new OHE Research Paper by Mulhern et al. (2017) compares the characteristics of the value sets.