Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment

School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
Health economics
Course outline: 

This course outlines the practical requirements of measuring utility and obtaining utility data for health technology assessment for agencies such as NICE and explores recent research in utilities including EQ-5D-5L valuation, measuring subjective well-being and condition specific preference-based measures. It is delivered by a world leading team of experts in utility measurement.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is for academics, government agencies, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes experts in industry and consultancies with an interest in the use of health state utility data. Basic prior knowledge of Patient Reported Outcomes, QALY's and health technology assessment is required. For delegates without this prior knowledge (or who would like a re-cap), a free on-line introductory course will be provided prior to starting this course, which will take approximately 6-9 hours.

Course content

•What are the key issues in obtaining health state utility values? •Does it matter which instruments are used?

•What is the current NICE reference case?

•When are EQ-5D and other generic measures not appropriate?

•What utility instruments are available for children?

•What are the latest development in EQ-5D including EQ-5D-5L valuation?

•What should be done when EQ-5D and other generics are not appropriate or not available?

•How can mapping be used to estimate utility values from disease specific measures?

•Social value QALY weights •What is the role of systematic reviews and meta-analysis of utility values?

•How should utility values be incorporated into cost effectiveness models?

•What is the role for wellbeing within HTA?

•The development of condition specific measures (including the ReQol for mental health).

The course will consist of a mixture of presentations, group work, discussions and individual exercises.

Type of training: 
2-day short course
Delivery mode: 
Face to face
United Kingdom
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