Category: Preference-Based Assessments

Articles are welcomed on the development and use of various types of instruments to express the value of health care, including health ‘utility’ assessments, discrete choice experiments/conjoint analyses and assessments of individuals’ willingness-to- pay.

GENERATING EQ-5D-5L HEALTH STATE VALUES IN THE UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Evidence on the health-related quality of life of patients is increasingly being requested by payers in the Middle East. Yet, no EQ-5D-5L value sets are currently available to inform decision making in the region’s health care

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TREATMENT PREFERENCES FOR BLOOD THINNERS: COMPARISON BETWEEN PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN THE U.S. AND JAPAN

Hirosaki, Japan – Blood thinners (anticoagulants) are crucial in preventing strokes among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but are associated with increased risk of bleeding. As described in the article, “Comparing Patient and Physician Risk Tolerance for Bleeding Events Associated with

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WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF ADDING EXTRA HEALTH DIMENSIONS TO THE EQ-5D?

Oxford, UK  –  Generic preference-based measures of health are commonly used to evaluate the impact of diseases and their treatments on overall health related quality of life by weighting their dimensions using people’s value judgements. However, these measures, including the

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ANTICIPATING TREATMENT NON-PERSISTENCE THROUGH AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

Paderborn, Germany – Using principles from behavioral economics to model patient decisions, innovative research published in Value in Health proposes a framework to understand the reasons for treatment non-persistence and predicts the point at which a patient will stop taking

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PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS EXPRESS STRONG WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR BIOLOGIC THERAPIES

Toronto, ON, Canada – Biologic therapies are an expensive group of drugs increasingly being used to treat inflammatory diseases in children and adults. Coverage in publicly-financed drug plans has been inconsistent and, at a cost of over $17,000 per year,

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THE VALUE OF GENETIC DIVINATION – STATED PREFERENCES FOR PERSONALIZED INFORMATION FOR REDUCING MORTALITY RISKS

Durham, NC, USA – The advent of genetic testing provides individuals and health care systems the opportunity to acquire information about predispositions to cancers and other diseases.  Whether this information is useful depends on the existence of efficacious health interventions

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One Treatment Does Not Fit All When It Comes To Low Back Pain

Copenhagen, Denmark – When it comes to choosing treatment for low back pain (LBP), patients have to choose from an array of treatment options. The decision is complicated, however, by the conflicting evidence and the lack of certainty about recovery with any

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Quality Of Life In Heart Patients: The Way You Measure Drives The Results

Gent, Belgium – Pain, anxiety, and functional or social limitations can cause an impaired Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in heart patients. Several measures exist to assess HRQoL, with some of them, such as the EQ-5D and the SF-6D (derived from

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How Difficult Are Diagnostic And Screening Tests For Patients?

Boston, MA, USA – Medical tests with greater morbidity are less likely to be completed by patients, and this lack of health maintenance adherence has implications for future health outcomes. Knowing how medical tests may differ in their temporary changes to

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