ScHARR Short Course - Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment
From Andy Tattersall
NICE and similar agencies around the world are using QALYs, hence the need for health state utility data in their assessments of the cost effectiveness of health care interventions. This raises questions about the measurement of health, the valuation of health and whose values to use. It creates additional challenges for meeting the requirements of a ‘reference case’ set of methods that may not be appropriate in all circumstances.What does the course deliver?
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 and requirements in other jurisdictions?
- 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
- How do you search for utility values and 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.
Delegates are asked to provide their own laptop for the duration of the course.Course Materials
A copy of the book 'Measuring and Valuing Health Benefits for Economic Evaluation' by Brazier, Ratcliffe, Salomon and Tsuchiya, is included in the course fee.
Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course. Hard copies of powerpoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the Delegate Course Website.Course Faculty
Dr Tessa Peasgood is the Course Leader for this 2 day short course
For further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected]
or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.