Measuring Health Utilities in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of the Literature

@inproceedings{Thorrington2015MeasuringHU,
  title={Measuring Health Utilities in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of the Literature},
  author={Dominic Thorrington and Ken Eames and Colin Green},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this review was to evaluate the use of all direct and indirect methods used to estimate health utilities in both children and adolescents. Utilities measured pre- and post-intervention are combined with the time over which health states are experienced to calculate quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Cost-utility analyses (CUAs) estimate the cost-effectiveness of health technologies based on their costs and benefits using QALYs as a measure of benefit. The accurate… CONTINUE READING
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