The validity of a visual analogue scale in determining social utility weights for health states.

@article{Nord1991TheVO,
  title={The validity of a visual analogue scale in determining social utility weights for health states.},
  author={Erik Nord},
  journal={The International journal of health planning and management},
  year={1991},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={234-42}
}
  • Erik Nord
  • Published 1991 in
    The International journal of health planning and…
Asking people to place health states on a visual analogue scale is a commonly used technique for establishing social utility weights for life years. Recently, the technique has been adopted for setting priorities in the Oregon Medicaid Program in the US; as well as by the Euroqol Group in their development of an instrument meant to serve as a tool for linking cross-national valuations of health states. However, it is unclear what people mean when they value health states on a visual analogue… CONTINUE READING

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