Journal article

Cultural Values: Can They Explain Differences in Health Utilities between Countries?

Bram Roudijk, A Rogier T Donders, Peep FM Stalmeier, undefined Cultural Values Group

Medical Decision Making | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction. Health utilities are widely used in health care. The distributions of utilities differ between countries; some countries more often report worse than dead health states, while mild states are valued more or less the same. We hypothesize that cultural values explain these country-related utility differences. Research Question. What is the effect of sociodemographic background, methodological factors, and cultural values on differences in health utilities? Methods and Analyses. Time tradeoff data from 28 EQ-5D valuation studies were analyzed, together with their sociodemographic variables. The dependent variable was Δ ..

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