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Exploring the relationship between two health state classification systems and happiness using a large patient data set

Mukuria, C. and Brazier, J. (2011) Exploring the relationship between two health state classification systems and happiness using a large patient data set. Discussion Paper. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The economic evaluation of health care technologies employs a standard economic approach based on preferences to provide utility information. This paper investigates an alternative approach that uses happiness to weight the health states of two preference-based measures (EQ-5D and SF-6D) in a follow-up of a large hospital patient sample (N=15,184). Logit models relating the health state classifications of these two measures to happiness suggests a different weighting across dimensions to that from preference elicitation techniques such as time trade-off. While mental health (depression and anxiety), vitality and social functioning were found to have a large significant association to a patient’s own happiness assessment, pain was less so and physical health had none. The implications of these results for health policy are discussed.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: happiness; utility; preferences; health state valuation
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield) > Health Economics and Decision Science > HEDS Discussion Paper Series
Depositing User: ScHARR / HEDS (Sheffield)
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 15:23
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 13:33
Status: Unpublished
Identification Number: HEDS Discussion Paper 11/07
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43131

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