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The Dutch tariff: results and arguments for an effective design for national EQ-5D valuation studies

  • L. M. Lamers

    (Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

  • J. McDonnell

    (Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

  • P. F. M. Stalmeier
  • P. F. M. Krabbe

    (Department of Medical Technology Assessment, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands)

  • J. J. V. Busschbach
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    The objective of this study was to estimate a Dutch EQ-5D tariff and to determine in a simulation study using the dataset of the original UK valuation study, the number of health states and respondents needed to estimate a reliable tariff. In all, 300 Dutch respondents directly valued 17 states compared to 3000 respondents and 42 states in the original MVH protocol. The results reaffirmed differences in health-related preferences between countries, justifying the estimation of national tariffs. The mean absolute error was 0.030. The design of this study is recommended for national EQ-5D valuation studies. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Health Economics.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 10 ()
    Pages: 1121-1132

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