A new online tool for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets

In collaboration with and supported by 1000minds, researchers from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Melbourne (Australia) have created an online tool for valuing people’s health-related quality of life (HRQoL) – specifically, for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets.

Value sets are used to calculate ‘Quality-Adjusted Life Years’ for use in economic evaluations where the costs and benefits of various types of spending on pharmaceuticals and medical devices, etc are compared. Another use of HRQoL information is for calculating ‘Patient-Reported Outcome Measures’ (PROMs) for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for individual patients.

Comprehensive information about the tool and its use in New Zealand is available here (open access):

T Sullivan, P Hansen, F Ombler, S Derrett & N Devlin (2020), “A new tool for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets, including valuing ‘dead’”, Social Science & Medicine 246, 112707 EuroQol site ».

These publications and presentations are also available:

P Hansen, F Ombler & T Sullivan (2019), “An online tool for valuing people’s health, including valuing ‘dead’”, EcoNZ@Otago 43, 6-9.

N Devlin, “A new online tool for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets”, OHE News, 4 May 2018.

T Sullivan, J Ward, P Hansen, N Devlin, F Ombler & S Derrett, “A new approach for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets: provisional results from development and pilot-testing in New Zealand”, poster presentation and ‘brief pitch’, 3rd EuroQol Group Academy Meeting 2018, Budapest, Hungary, 2018.

T Sullivan, F Ombler, N Devlin, S Derrett & P Hansen, “A new tool for creating personal and social EQ-5D-5L value sets: provisional results for New Zealand”, conference paper, 35th EuroQol Group Plenary Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018.