How Health State Utilities Used in Cost-Effectiveness Models Are Currently Identified, Reviewed, and Reported


The reporting standards describing the sources, actual values, justification for final choice, and application of health state utilities in cost-effectiveness models are currently poor.

The selection of health state utilities used are rarely informed by literature reviews, and fundamental details such as the preference-based measure used, the sample size, and details of patients’ health condition are rarely reported.

Poor practice has been the norm rather than the exception, but authors of an ISPOR Task Force Report are hopeful that their new checklist and associated recommendations will help lead a rapid change in practice.

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