HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Using utility data in cost-effectiveness models

The HEDS short course on elicitation was successfully run on 16/16th November.  The course’s main emphasis is on the practical requirements of using utility data in cost effectiveness modelling for agencies such as NICE.  Key questions answered as part of the course are: When are the EQ-5D and other generic measures not appropriate?  What should be done when the EQ-5D and other generics are not appropriate?  What should be done when (the generic) reference case data are not available?  How should utility values be incorporated into cost effectiveness models?
The course was delivered by John Brazier, Donna Rowen, Roberta Ara and Tracey Young (HEDS) together with Louise Longworth from Brunel.  Further details are available from John Brazier.