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Webinar: Adult vs. adolescent preferences for EQ-5D-Y health states
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When: Friday, April 5th 2019
9:00 AM ET
Where: Online/Webinar
Presenter: Koonal Shah, The Office of Health Economics
Contact: iHEA

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Adult vs. Adolescent Preferences for EQ-5D-Y Health States

Presented by the Health Preference Research Special Interest Group


Economic evaluations of treatments for children have primarily used adult preferences when estimating health benefits using multi-attribute utility measures. Recent work has demonstrated that using adult value sets to inform preferences for health states experienced by children or adolescents is not appropriate, and this has raised doubts about the validity of such economic evaluations. Eliciting preferences to be used to inform decisions about health care for younger populations is challenging – it poses normative and practical questions about whose values should be collected, and from which perspective.

In this webinar, Koonal Shah (Office of Health Economics) will discuss some of these challenges, and will present an overview of research undertaken to generate preference-based values for the EQ-5D-Y, the ‘youth’ version of the EQ-5D. The research includes: using a discrete choice experience to obtain latent scale values for the EQ-5D-Y; a comparison of adult and adolescent preferences over EQ-5D-Y health states; and an assessment of methods for anchoring the latest scale DCE data on the 0-1 scale required for the conventions of QALY estimation.

Speaker: Koonal Shah

Koonal is a Health Economist and Associate Director at the Office of Health Economics, a research organisation and registered charity based in London, UK. His research interests include health state valuation and the use of social value judgements in health care decision making. He has a BA in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Nottingham, an MSc (with distinction) in Health Economics from the University of York, and a PhD in Health Economics from University of Sheffield.

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