The Measurement and Valuation of Health Status Using EQ-5D: A European Perspective: Evidence from the EuroQol BIOMED Research Programme / Edition 1

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EQ-5D from the EuroQol Group is a standardised, non-disease-specific instrument for describing and valuing health. It is in widespread use in many countries and has been applied in many different settings. EQ-5D is now an integral feature of many clinical trials and is increasingly used in population health surveys.

This book reports on the results of the European Union-funded EQ-net project which furthered the development of EQ-5D in the key areas of valuation, application and translation. The primary effort concentrated on harmonising and integrating the results of the various EuroQol valuation projects. Most importantly, the book includes a set of VAS-based preference weights for all the EQ-5D health states based on cross-European EQ-5D data.

This book provides the most comprehensive account to date of the EuroQol Group endeavour. It will appeal to clinicians, nurses, health services researchers, health economists, those responsible for audit and quality assurance, public health specialists and managers in health care institutions, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048162611
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of tables and annexes
List of figures
Glossary of terms
1 Introduction 1
2 Guidelines for analysing and reporting EQ-5D outcomes 7
3 EQ-5D: Modes of administration 21
4 Guidelines for value sets in economic and non-economic studies using EQ-5D 29
5 Test-retest performance of EQ-5D 43
6 Construction of the EQ-net VAS and TTO databases 55
7 Comparison of EQ-5D VAS valuations: analysis of background variables 81
8 A European EQ-5D VAS valuation set 103
9 A comparison of EQ-5D time trade-off values obtained in Germany, The United Kingdom and Spain 143
10 What concepts does the EQ-5D measure? Intentions and interpretations 167
11 Producing other language versions of the EQ-5D 183
12 Exploring the results of translating the EQ-5D into 11 European languages 191
13 EQ-5D in selected countries around the world 207
14 Summary and future EQ-5D work 229
References for all chapters 245
Appendices 259
Index 301
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