New OHE Publications: An EQ-5D-5L Value Set for England

Two newly published OHE Research Papers report the methods and findings of the ‘EQ-5D-5L value set for England’ study.

The aim of the study was both to explore theoretical and empirical issues relating to how best to elicit and model preferences, and to produce an EQ-5D-5L value set that reflects the preferences of the general population in England.

The research was led by OHE’s Professor Nancy Devlin and the University of Sheffield’s Professor Ben van Hout. The project team also included Yan Feng and Koonal Shah of OHE, and Brendan Mulhern of the University of Technology Sydney.

The first paper, Valuing Health-Related Quality of Life: An EQ-5D-5L Value Set for England, summarises the methods used to elicit preferences from the general public sample. This paper reports a single value set, which is compared to the original (three-level) EQ-5D value set for the UK and the crosswalk value algorithm used to provide an interim means of scoring EQ-5D-5L data. The implications of the new value set for public decisions made using EQ-5D-5L data are discussed.

Download the full paper here.

The second paper, New Methods for Modelling EQ-5D-5L Value Sets: An Application to English Data, provides details of how the new value set was derived, focusing on the innovative methods used to model the stated preference data. Results for different model specifications, and the impact of different interpretations of the data, are presented and discussed.

Download the full paper here.

Both papers are also available as University of Sheffield HEDS Discussion Papers.

The modelling results reported in both papers relate specifically to the preferences of the general public in England. In a separate project, the study team also collected data from samples in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Those data will be combined with the data from England to produce a UK value set for EQ-5D-5L, to be reported separately.

For more information, please contact Nancy Devlin at OHE.

Disclaimer: The research reported in these OHE Research Papers was commissioned and funded by the NIHR / Department of Health Policy Research Programme (‘EQ-5D-5L Value Set for England’ - 070/0073), with additional funding provided by the EuroQol Group. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department of Health or the EuroQol Group. The value set reported has not been approved or endorsed by any external bodies. It should be noted that these versions, and any other versions made available ahead of journal publication, necessarily have interim status as the peer review process may necessitate changes to the analyses and results.

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