Tag: EQ-5D

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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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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New Approach To “Mapping” Treatment Effects To Generic Health-Related Quality Of Life Scales

Bristol, UK – “The benefits of new treatments in improving quality of life have been routinely under-estimated.” That is the conclusion from the first of two papers by Lu, Ades et al. from the University of Bristol. In the paper, “Mapping from

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Recommendations For Estimating Utility Values From Other Health Measures

Sheffield, UK – Decision-making agencies, such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK, recommend the inclusion of utility data in health technology assessments, and sometimes require data to be collected using specific patient-reported outcome measures

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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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