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, 6 February 2018

HEDS Two Day Course - Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment

HEDS are running a two day course on Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment
Monday 12th - Tuesday 13th March 2018

BackgroundNICE and similar agencies around the world are using QALYs, hence the need for health state utility data in their assessments of the cost effectiveness of health care interventions. This raises questions about the measurement of health, the valuation of health and whose values to use. It creates additional challenges for meeting the requirements of a ‘reference case’ set of methods that may not be appropriate in all circumstances.

What does the course deliver?This course outlines the practical requirements of measuring utility and obtaining utility data for health technology assessment for agencies such as NICE and explores recent research in utilities including EQ-5D-5L valuation, measuring subjective well-being and condition specific preference-based measures.  It is delivered by a world leading team of experts in utility measurement.
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Halifax Hall
Course content
  • What are the key issues in obtaining health state utility values?
  • Does it matter which instruments are used?
  • What is the current NICE reference case and requirements in other jurisdictions?
  • When are EQ-5D and other generic measures not appropriate?
  • What utility instruments are available for children?
  • What are the latest development in EQ-5D including EQ-5D-5L valuation?
  • What should be done when EQ-5D and other generics are not appropriate or not available?
  • How can mapping be used to estimate utility values from disease specific measures?
  • Social value QALY weights
  • How do you search for utility values and what is the role of systematic reviews and meta-analysis of utility values?
  • How should utility values be incorporated into cost effectiveness models?
  • What is the role for wellbeing within HTA?
  • The development of condition specific measures (including the ReQol for mental health).

Link to further information:https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/shortcourseunit/health_utilities_2018

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