Journal article

What is the best approach to adopt for identifying the domains for a new measure of health, social care and carer-related quality of life to measure quality-adjusted life years? Application to the development of the EQ-HWB?

Tessa Peasgood, Clara Mukuria, Jill Carlton, Janice Connell, Nancy Devlin, Karen Jones, Rosemary Lovett, Bhash Naidoo, Stacey Rand, Juan Carlos Rejon-Parrilla, Donna Rowen, Aki Tsuchiya, John Brazier

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Economic evaluation combines costs and benefits to support decision-making when assessing new interventions using preference-based measures to measure and value benefits in health or health-related quality of life. These health-focused instruments have limited ability to capture wider impacts on informal carers or outcomes in other sectors such as social care. Sector-specific instruments can be used but this is problematic when the impact of an intervention straddles different sectors.An alternative approach is to develop a generic preference-based measure that is sufficiently broad to capture important cross-sector outcomes. We consider the options for the selection of domains for a cross-s..

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