The relative social value of child versus adult health gains: results from the QUOKKA project

The QUOKKA project has generated new data on the relative social value of child health gains compared to adult health gains. This webinar will present the results of a Person Trade Off (PTO) study in Australia and complementary qualitative work. The PTO study explored public views on the importance of health gains of different types (extending length of life, alleviating pain, improving mobility and improving mental health) to children and young people compared with adults. PTO findings are compared to simple attitudinal questions on age-weighting and priority setting and differences interpreted using insights from in-depth discussions with respondents in one-to-one interviews and focus groups.

New international evidence on the relative social value of child versus adult health gains will be presented. We explore policy-relevant questions on the strength of evidence for weighting child QALYs in HTA and also methodological questions, such as whether respondents should be offered a no preference option within choice questions.

Speaker: Nancy Devlin, Professor Health Economics, The University of Melbourne, Australia, Board Chair EuroQol Research Foundation
Speaker: Tessa Peasgood, Senior Lecturer, The University of Sheffield, UK
Speaker: Gang Chen, Associate Professor, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


Date: January 24, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

Type: Archive event