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.

Let’s Think for a Minute: Do Respondents Need Time to Deliberate When Undertaking Health State Valuation Exercises?

Perth, Western Australia – Increasingly, economic analyses are being used to make decisions on how to pay for new medicines and health care practices. Measuring and valuing quality of life are key components of economic analysis but, surprisingly, we know little

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Italian Social Tariffs For QALYs Calculation Are Now Available

Milano and Napoli, Italy – The Italian health care system is starting to take information on HRQoL and QALYs into consideration when deciding on the utilization of available resources. Although comparisons of different national value sets have demonstrated the existence of

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Patients Willing To Pay More For Avoiding Symptoms Of GERD

Hamilton, ON, Canada – Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 25% of the population in Western countries. Patients suffer symptoms at least monthly and five percent have daily heartburn.

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Assessing Inequalities In Health & Quality Of Life

Wirral, UK – How should we monitor health disparities across districts? Traditionally, governments measure economic outputs such as gross domestic product (GDP) and health outcomes such as life expectancy. Life expectancy only tells part of the picture; when we adjust life

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Comparing Different Methods for Measuring Benefits for Economic Evaluation

Sheffield, UK – A comparison of the benefits and costs of different treatments for various patient groups to inform resource allocation decisions requires a comparable measure of benefit.

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Improving Our Understanding Of The Long Term Impact Of Wrist And Hip Fracture On Quality Of Life

Kristiansand, Norway – Patients with fragility hip fracture experience a long term negative impact on their health related quality of life (HRQOL). However, for fragility wrist fracture, several studies indicate no long term negative effects on HRQOL. A better understanding of

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Further Evidence For The CHU9D In Adolescents

Sheffield, UK – The Child Health Utility 9D (CHU9D) is a generic preference-based measure of health related quality of life originally developed with children age 7-11 years. Recently, there has been interest in its potential application with adolescents, with some evidence

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Self-Care Or Professional Help? The Role Of Symptom Severity

Aberdeen, UK – To design cost-effective health services, we need to understand how people choose to manage the symptoms they experience.

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The Order Of Preference Assessment Method Matters

South Bend, IN, USA – Cost-utility analysis is a common method for economic evaluation used to compare health care interventions. Standard gamble and time trade-off are two methods often both used for assessing the strength of an individual’s preferences (utility values)

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Combining Individual-Specific Preferences With Cost Data To Inform Health Care Decisions

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Offering patients the possibility to “choose” their own care program (i.e., customized care) can be beneficial for both patients and hospitals.

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