Mónica Hernández Alava

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This series is intended to promote discussion and to provide information about work in progress. The views expressed in this series are those of the authors, and should not be quoted without their permission. Comments are welcome, and should be sent to the corresponding author. Abstract Background
Previous methods of empirical mapping involve using regressions on patient or general population self-reported data from datasets involving two or more measures. This approach relies on overlap in the descriptive systems of the measures and assumes it is appropriate to use different measures on the same population, which may not always be the case. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the cost-effectiveness of primary angioplasty compared with thrombolysis for acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. Design Cost analysis of UK observational database, incorporated into decision analytical model. METHODS Patients receiving treatment within a comprehensive angioplasty service were compared with control patients(More)
BACKGROUND Different preference-based measures (PBMs) used to estimate quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) provide different utility values for the same patient. Differences are expected since values have been obtained using different samples, valuation techniques, and descriptive systems. Previous studies have estimated the relationship between pairs of(More)
Health state utility data generated using the EQ-5D instrument are typically right bounded at one with a substantial gap to the next set of observations, left bounded by some negative value, and are multi modal. These features present challenges to the estimation of the e¤ect of clinical and socioeconomic characteristics on health utilities. We present an(More)
Decision-analytic models (DAMs) used to evaluate the cost effectiveness of interventions are pivotal sources of evidence used in economic evaluations. Parameter estimates used in the DAMs are often based on the results of a regression analysis, but there is little guidance relating to these. This study had two objectives. The first was to identify the(More)
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