The impact of using different tariffs to value EQ-5D health state descriptions: an example from a study of acute cough/lower respiratory tract infections in seven countries


Oppong, R; Kaambwa, B; Nuttall, J; Hood, K; Smith, RD; Coast, J; (2013) The impact of using different tariffs to value EQ-5D health state descriptions: an example from a study of acute cough/lower respiratory tract infections in seven countries. The European journal of health economics, 14 (2). pp. 197-209. ISSN 1618-7598 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-011-0360-9

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

When using the EQ-5D in European cross-national studies, there is no consensus over whether the European value set (EVS), country specific value sets (CVS) or UK value set (UKVS) should be used. Data on health outcomes were collected in 7 countries. EQ-5D index scores were generated for each country using all three value sets. QALYs gained over 4 weeks based on EQ-5D scores were also generated in order to investigate the implications for cost-utility analysis. EQ-5D scores obtained using the EVS were similar to values obtained using the CVS and UKVS in all countries. CVS-based EQ-5D scores were on average associated with a smaller baseline-to-week 4 change/improvement in all countries (except in Wales and Belgium) while UKVS-based EQ-5D scores showed the largest improvement over the same period for every country. With regards to cost-utility analysis, the results suggest that in most countries (with the exception of Belgium and Finland), using different tariffs to value EQ-5D would not have made a difference to the decisions based on the results of cost-utility analysis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 22057665
Web of Science ID: 315387400005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/856581

Statistics


Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
291Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months
Impact and interest
Additional statistics for this record are available via IRStats2

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item