Valuing child and adolescent-specific preference-based measures

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the ethical, practical and theoretical issues and implications arising from the use of a “joint” or “mixed” sample of adolescents and adults to value child and adolescent health states. This may be informative for considerations around the choice of population for the valuation of child and adolescent-specific preference-based measures that could be used in submissions to NICE.

DSU Report

The report provides an overview of the methodological choices required when valuing child and adolescent health states, focussing on whose preferences to elicit, from which perspective and using which elicitation method. The report critically examines the novel idea of using a mixed population of adults and adolescents to value child and adolescent health states to generate the value set for a preference-based measure, examining the practical, ethical and theoretical issues that arise.

Valuing child health: exploring the use of a mixed sample of adolescents and adults to value child and adolescent health states