Comparing EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L value sets
Even though less people report full health on the EQ-5D-5L, as compared to the EQ-5D-3L, the average severity of reported problems is also less (i.e. slight problems instead of moderate problems). Implications for how scores obtained from the 3L and 5L compare depend on the values attached to certain health state and this varies across country/region. In some countries/regions, 3L and 5L results will be similar, while in other countries/regions 3L and 5L values may be different. While methodological differences in the way the 3L and 5L value sets have been created impair comparability, it is clear that the most extreme level of the mobility level is important to consider in relation to differences in the value ranges between the 3L and 5L: “Confined to bed” (EQ-5D-3L) is associated with larger disutility than “unable to walk” (EQ-5D-5L) (Law et al 2018).
|Study Title||First Author||Journal||Year||Type|
|Head-to-Head Comparison of EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L Health Values.||Selivanova A||Pharmacoeconomics||2018||within study comparison|
|Comparing the UK EQ-5D-3L and English EQ-5D-5L Value Sets.||Mulhern B||Pharmacoeconomics||2018||between study comparison|
|Parallel Valuation: A Direct Comparison of EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L Societal Value Sets||Law E||Medical Decision Making||2018||within study comparison|
|Quantification of the level descriptors for the standard EQ-5D three-level system and a five-level version according to two methods.||Janssen MF||Quality of Life Research||2008||within study comparison|