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Towards a better QALY model

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  • José-María Abellán-Perpiñán

    (Department of Applied Economics, University of Murcia, Spain)

  • José-Luis Pinto-Prades
  • Ildefonso Méndez-Martínez

    (Department of Applied Economics, University of Murcia, Spain)

  • Xabier Badía-Llach

    (Health Outcomes Research Europe, Spain)

Abstract

This paper presents a test of the predictive validity of various classes of QALY models (i.e. linear, power and exponential models). We first estimated TTO utilities for 43 EQ-5D chronic health states and next these states were embedded in nonchronic health profiles. The chronic TTO utilities were then used to predict the responses to TTO questions with nonchronic health profiles. We find that the power QALY model clearly outperforms linear and exponential QALY models. Optimal power coefficient is 0.65. Our results suggest that TTO-based QALY calculations may be biased. This bias can be corrected using a power QALY model. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • José-María Abellán-Perpiñán & José-Luis Pinto-Prades & Ildefonso Méndez-Martínez & Xabier Badía-Llach, 2006. "Towards a better QALY model," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(7), pages 665-676.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:15:y:2006:i:7:p:665-676
    DOI: 10.1002/hec.1095
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