Is there a case for using visual analogue scale valuations in cost-utility analysis?

@article{Parkin2006IsTA,
  title={Is there a case for using visual analogue scale valuations in cost-utility analysis?},
  author={David Palmer Parkin and Nancy J Devlin},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          653-64
        }
}
This paper critically reviews theoretical and empirical propositions regarding visual analogue scale (VAS) valuations of health states and their use in cost-utility analysis (CUA). A widely repeated assertion in the economic evaluation literature is the inferiority, on theoretical grounds, of VAS valuations. Five common criticisms are: VAS lacks a theoretical foundation; VAS values are not 'choice based'; VAS values are not consistent with utility-under-uncertainty requirements; context and… CONTINUE READING
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