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Application of discrete choice experiments to value multi-attribute health states for use in economic evaluation

Project Member(s): Viney, R., Street, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC Program Grants)

Start year: 2006

Summary: The primary aims of this research are: - To develop discrete choice experiment (DCE) methods to model and measure community trade-offs for health states ('utility scores') for use in calculation of quality adjusted life years (QALYs) in economic evaluation; and - To provide utility weights that can be used in economic evaluation in the Australian context, and that can be compared with utility weights from other countries.


Hole, AR, Norman, R & Viney, R 2016, 'Response patterns in health state valuation using endogenous attribute attendance and latent class analysis', Health economics, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 212-224.
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King, MT, Costa, DS, Aaronson, NK, Brazier, JE, Cella, D, Fayers, PM, Grimison, P, Janda, M, Kemmler, G, Norman, R, Pickard, AS, Rowan, D, Velikova, G, Young, TA & Viney, RC 2016, 'QLU-C10D: a health state classification system for a multi-attribute utility measure based on the EORTC QLQ-C30', Quality of Life Research, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 625-636.
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Norman, R, Mulhern, BJ & Viney, R 2016, 'The impact of different DCE-based approaches when anchoring utility scores', PharmacoEconomics, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 805-814.
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Norman, R, Viney, RC, Brazier, JE, Burgess, LB, Cronin, PA, King, MT, Ratcliffe, J & Street, D 2014, 'Valuing SF-6D health states using a Discrete Choice Experiment', Medical Decision Making, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 773-786.
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Norman, R, Cronin, PA, Viney, RC, King, MT, Street, D & Ratcliffe, J 2009, 'International comparisons in valuing EQ-5D health states: A review and analysis', Value in Health, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 1194-1200.
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FOR Codes: Health Economics, Evaluation of health outcomes, Health policy economic outcomes