Measuring and valuing health-related quality of life when sufficient data is not directly observed

The preferred use of EQ-5D raises questions around what should be done when EQ-5D data is unavailable, when EQ-5D is inappropriate, or when EQ-5D data is insufficient. This report provides guidance on the alternative methods for measuring and valuing health-related quality of life in situations where available EQ-5D data from clinical studies are insufficient for the requirements of the economic evaluation. The report make recommendations about the circumstances when each method may be used and suggests a hierarchy of methods where more than one option is feasible.

DSU Report – Measuring and valuing health-related quality of life when sufficient EQ-5D data is not available (July 2020)

What should you do when EQ-5D data is not available, insufficient or inappropriate? This report provides guidance and recommendations on alternative methods to EQ-5D where available EQ-5D data is insufficient for the economic evaluation.