Comparing Utility Scores Before and After Hearing-Aid Provision: Results According to the EQ-5D, HUI3 and SF-6D
Authors: Barton, Garry R.; Bankart, John; Davis, Adrian C.; Summerfield, Quentin A.
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Volume 3, Number 2, 2004 , pp. 103-105(3)
Publisher: Adis International
Abstract:Utility scores were estimated for 609 hearing-impaired adults who completed EQ-5D, Health Utilities Index Mark III (HUI3) and SF-6D survey instruments both before and after being provided with a hearing aid. Pre-intervention, the mean utility scores for EQ-5D (0.80) and SF-6D (0.78) were significantly higher than the mean HUI3 utility score (0.58). Post-intervention, the mean improvement in the HUI3 (0.06 change) was significantly higher than the mean improvement according to the EQ-5D (0.01 change) or SF-6D (0.01 change). The estimated cost effectiveness of hearing-aid provision is therefore likely to be dependent on which instrument is used to measure utility.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: MRC Institute of Hearing Research, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, UK
Publication date: 2004-01-01
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