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NZ value set for EQ-5D-5L

1000minds was used to create the NZ Value Set for the EQ-5D-5L.

As announced at the NZ Algorithms Hub, you can download the value set as an Excel spreadsheet.

As explained in the journal article below, this value set for New Zealand was developed using a special 1000minds tool for creating personal and social value sets – i.e. for each individual and the population overall. The tool implements the PAPRIKA method (a type of adaptive discrete choice experiment, DCE) and a binary search algorithm to identify any health states worse than dead.

The tool was distributed in an online survey in February and March 2018 to a representative sample of NZ adults, with ethics approval from the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee.

The tool’s extensive checks of each participant’s data quality resulted in a sub-sample of 2468 ‘high-quality’ participants, whose personal value sets were, in effect, averaged to create a social value set: the NZ Value Set for the EQ-5D-5L.

Intended users of the value set include health policy-makers and researchers. A similar tool is being developed to create a NZ value set for the SF-6D, expected to be available by the end of 2022.


The following link is a demo of a 1000minds survey for creating your own personal EQ-5D-5L value set (and that could potentially contribute to a social value set, e.g. for a country).

Significance of correlations

You can look up the significance of correlations between HRQoL value sets, such as the EQ-5D, using the tables produced by our significance calculator.

Peer-reviewed article

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 .

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