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.

Monday, 23 January 2012

HEDS Utility Data Course

HEDS is running its Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment course for the third successive year. The course outlines the practical requirements of measuring utility and obtaining utility data for health technology assessment for agencies such as NICE.

The course includes:
  • Key issues in obtaining health state utility values
  • Does it matter which instruments are used?
  • What is the current NICE reference case?
  • When are EQ-5D and other generic measures not appropriate?
  • What are the latest developments in EQ-5D including EQ-5D-5L valuation?
  • What should be done when EQ-5D and other generics are not appropriate?
  • What should be done when (the generic) reference case data are not available?
  • How can social value QALY weights be used? E.g. for Value Based Pricing methods.
  • How should utility values be incorporated into cost effectiveness models?

It is a 2 day course running on the 15th & 16th March 2012 in Sheffield. Further details are available here.