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  1. A review of the use of health status measures in economic evaluation.

    Article - En anglais


    To review the use of measures of health status in the assessment of benefits in economic evaluation, whether or not the measures were designed for this purpose.


    The review was based on a systematic search of the literature.

    It provides a comprehensive assessement of the evidence where it exists and a balanced overview of opinion otherwise.


    Over 3000 papers were identified, of which 632 were found to be relevant.

    The review provides a set of recommendations.

    These include :

    • a cheklist of questions for selecting a measure for use in economic evaluation ;

    • a list of circumstances in which non-preference-based measures can be used ;

    • and recommendations surrounding the use of health state valuation techniques and multi-attribute utility scales.


    These recommendations should help to identify poor economic evaluations and hence guard against inefficient conclusions being drawn regarding the provision of health services.

    (Résumé d'auteur).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Bibliographie, Aspect économique, Evaluation, Méthodologie, Santé, Mesure

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bibliography, Economic aspect, Evaluation, Methodology, Health, Measurement

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    Observatoire Régional de la Santé Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 14/12/1999.