Examining the incremental impact of long-standing health conditions on subjective well-being – is there anything missing from the EQ-5D? (ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting 18-22 May 2013)

Generic preference-based measures (GPBMs) such as the EQ-5D and SF-6D are commonly used to obtain health utility scores for economic evaluations. Previous studies examining the way that subjective well-being (SWB) might value health using GPBMs did not explore whether aspects of health important to patients in terms of the impact on SWB were not being picked up by the EQ-5D.

This study is to examine whether the EQ-5D is adequate in reflecting the impact of health conditions on SWB by examining whether long-standing health conditions have an incremental impact on SWB alongside the EQ-5D.