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Accounts from developers of generic health state utility instruments explain why they produce different QALYs: A qualitative study

Pickles, Kristen M.; Lancsar, Emily; Seymour, Janelle; Parkin, David; Donaldson, Cam; Carter, Stacy M.


Purpose and setting: Despite the label “generic” health state utility instruments (HSUIs), empirical evidence shows that different HSUIs generate different estimates of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in the same person. Once a HSUI is used to generate a QALY, the difference between HSUIs is often ignored, and decisionmakers act as if ‘a QALY is a QALY is a QALY’. Complementing evidence that different generic HSUIs produce different empirical values, this study addresses an important...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112560
Access Rights: Open Access


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