This review summarises and critically examines methods used to generate utilities for child and adolescent health states in different patient groups in previous NICE technology appraisals.
We searched for all NICE Technology Appraisal (TA) and NICE Highly Specialised Technology (HST) appraisals where the licensed indication for the technology included people under 18 years. The review includes 31 NICE appraisals. The review found limited use of child and adolescent population-specific measures to generate health state utility values for children and adolescents in technology appraisals submitted to NICE. Often appraisals use an adult specific measure to reflect the health of children and adolescents.