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EuroQol workshop at ISOQOL

Developments in preference-based measures of health

The EuroQol Group will host a Workshop at the ISOQOL Conference on 19 October 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, entitled ‘Developments in preference-based measures of health: scoring approaches and guidance’.

This workshop will provide an overview of the two main approaches to generating health utility scores: to draw direct utility scores from a multi-attribute utility framework and to map responses from a non-utility measure of health onto a utility measure.

The popularity of both approaches has grown due to the increasing recognition that utility scores are needed to facilitate the calculation of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for the purpose of informing resource allocation in health care. To help guide the selection, review, and appraisal of valuation/utility studies, a Checklist for REporting valuATion studies (CREATE) was recently published. Similarly, the MAPS statement (MApping onto Preference-based measures reporting Standards) was published to provide guidance on mapping research. The workshop will also provide hands-on experience scoring each type of measure and apply each checklist to illustrate how they can be used to appraise health utility studies. Finally, the Health Technology Assessment guidance by various countries/regions will be reviewed in terms of recommendations on approaches to generating utilities for QALY calculations.

Workshop leaders:

  • A. Simon Pickard, PHD, Pharmacy Systems Outcomes and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Feng Xie, PHD, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University
  • Ernest Law, PharmD, Pharmacy Systems Outcomes and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Please click here for more information about the workshop.

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