Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment
14th & 15th March 2013
NICE and similar agencies around the world are increasingly using QALYs, hence the use of health state utility data in their assessments of the cost effectiveness of health care interventions. This raises the usual 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. The course details both how to measure utility to meet the current requirements of NICE and recent research in utilities.
Who will benefit from the 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 and health technology assessment is required, for participants without this prior knowledge an additional half-day course on 14th March is recommended.
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?
- Mapping from disease specific measures to utility
- What are the latest developments in EQ-5D including EQ-5D-5L valuation?
- What should be done when EQ-5D and other generics are not appropriate?
- What should be done when (the generic) reference case data are not available?
- How can social value QALY weights be used? E.g. for Value Based Pricing methods.
- How should utility values be incorporated into cost effectiveness models?
The course will consist of a mixture of presentations, group work, discussions and individual exercises.
A copy of the book 'Measuring and Valuing Health Benefits for Economic Evaluation' by Brazier, Ratcliffe, Salomon and Tsuchiya is included in the course.
14th & 15th March 2013
There is also an optional half-day preparatory workshop being held at the University on 13th March 2012
14th March: 10am to 6pm
15th March: 8.30am to 5pm
Accommodation and Meals
The course fee includes all materials, teaching fees, lunch on both days plus dinner on 14th March.
Please note that the accommodation is not provided.
If you have any particular dietary or access requirements then please let us know in advance.
A laptop is required for this course, if you are unable to provide your own then please let us know and we will organise this for you.
£200 Optional half day preparatory workshop
You can book and pay online here.
If you are UK based and unable to pay by credit card, we can invoice you, please contact us to organise this.
email : Short Course Unit
Tel: +44 222 2968
Fax: +44 222 4095
We will be offering new courses in the future as well as repeating selected subjects which have generated high demand.
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