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Using a discrete choice experiment to estimate health state utility values

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  • Bansback, Nick
  • Brazier, John
  • Tsuchiya, Aki
  • Anis, Aslam

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In this study we explored a novel application of the discrete choice experiment (DCE) that resembles the time trade off (TTO) task to estimate values on the health utility scale for the EQ-5D. The DCE was tested in a survey alongside the TTO in a sample of English-speaking Canadians recruited by a market research company. The study found that the DCE is able to derive logical and consistent values for health states valued on the full health – dead scale. The DCE overcame some issues identified in the version of TTO currently used to value EQ-5D, notably allowing for fewer data exclusions and incorporating values considered worse than dead without introducing a separate valuation procedure. This has important implications for providing robust values that represent the preferences of all respondents.

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  • Bansback, Nick & Brazier, John & Tsuchiya, Aki & Anis, Aslam, 2012. "Using a discrete choice experiment to estimate health state utility values," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 306-318.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:31:y:2012:i:1:p:306-318
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2011.11.004
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    Keywords

    Preference-based health measures; EQ-5D; Health state valuation; DCE; TTO;

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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