Development of a new preference-based instrument to measure dependency
AbstractThis 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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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2013
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Dependency; preference-based measures; QALY; time trade-off; Spain;
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