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Development of a new preference-based instrument to measure dependency

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  • Eva Rodríguez Míguez
  • José María Abellán Perpiñán
  • José Carlos Álvarez Villamarín
  • José Manuel González Martínez
  • Antonio Rodríguez Sampayo

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This paper reports the estimation of a preference-based scoring algorithm for a new dependency health state classification system. According to this system health states are described as a combination of 6 attributes (eat, incontinence, personal care, mobility, housework and cognition/mental problems), with 3 or 4 levels each. The tariff of this instrument is based on community preferences, hence it is consistent with the so-called ‘societal perspective’. Preference weights can be used in QALY calculations and cost-utility analysis.

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Paper provided by Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada in its series Working Papers with number 1301.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2013
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Handle: RePEc:vig:wpaper:1301

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Keywords: Dependency; preference-based measures; QALY; time trade-off; Spain;

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