Using health state utility values from the general population to approximate baselines in decision analytic models when condition-specific data are not available.

@article{Ara2011UsingHS,
  title={Using health state utility values from the general population to approximate baselines in decision analytic models when condition-specific data are not available.},
  author={Roberta M. Ara and J. E. Brazier},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={539-45}
}
BACKGROUND Decision analytic models in health care require baseline health-related quality of life data to accurately assess the benefits of interventions. The use of inappropriate baselines such as assuming the value of perfect health (EQ-5D = 1) for not having a condition may overestimate the benefits of some treatment and thus distort policy decisions… CONTINUE READING