Research

OHE’s Amanda Cole, Nancy Devlin, Yan Feng, Mike Herdman and Koonal Shah all contributed to the 33rd Plenary Meeting of the EuroQol Group in Berlin.

OHE’s Koonal Shah presented findings from his review of public preferences regarding end of life treatments at the Priorities 2016 conference in Birmingham. Martina Garau chaired a session on MCDA for priority setting in health care.

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.

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.

On Wednesday 18th May OHE’s Patricia Cubi-Molla presented an OHE Lunchtime Seminar on age, utilities and self-reported health. This post contains a short summary and the slides.

The inaugural PROMs Conference was held in Sheffield on Thursday 9th June 2016. This post contains presentations and posters given by the OHE team.

Paula Lorgelly has accepted an appointment as a Visiting Professor in the Division of Cancer Studies at King’s College London.

In our daily lives, we take precautions routinely: we look both ways before we cross a road, and if we drive a car, we are constantly alert to avoid danger. This process does not require scientific ‘proof’. It is a natural process.  This so-called “precautionary principle” (PP) has...

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