Journal article

The EQ-5D-5L Value Set for England: Response to the "Quality Assurance"

Ben van Hout, Brendan Mulhern, Yan Feng, Koonal Shah, Nancy Devlin

Value in Health | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To respond to the 'quality assurance' of the EQ-5D-5L value set for England study. METHODS: We provide a point-by-point response to the issues raised by the authors of the quality assurance paper, drawing on theoretical arguments, empirical analyses and practical considerations. RESULTS: We provide evidence to show that many of the points made by the authors of the quality assurance are misleading, suggest misunderstandings, or are irrelevant. CONCLUSIONS: The modeling approaches which were used appropriately address the characteristics of the data and provide a reasonable representation of the average stated preferences of general public in England. We provide reflections on the..

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