Journal article

Comparisons of direct and indirect utilities in adult epilepsy populations: A systematic review

Emma Foster, Zhibin Chen, Richard Ofori-Asenso, Richard Norman, Patrick Carney, Terence J O'Brien, Patrick Kwan, Danny Liew, Zanfina Ademi

Epilepsia | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is common and carries substantial morbidity, and therefore identifying cost-effective health interventions is essential. Cost-utility analysis is a widely used method for such analyses. For this, health conditions are rated in terms of utilities, which provide a standardized score to reflect quality of life. Utilities are obtained either indirectly using quality of life questionnaires, or directly from patients or the general population. We sought to describe instruments used to estimate utilities in epilepsy populations, and how results differ according to methods used. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review of studies comparing at least two instruments for obtaining ..

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