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|Title:||Health Utilities Index (HUI®) system for assessing health-related quality of life in clinical studies|
|Authors:||Furlong, William John.|
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
|Keywords:||Clinical Trials as Topic;methods;Quality of Life;Health Status Indicators;Cost-Benefit Analysis;Data Interpretation, Statistical;Reference Standards;Health status indicators Canada.;Health surveys Canada.|
|Publisher:||Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University|
|Series/Report no.:||CHEPA working paper series 01-02|
|Abstract:||The paper reviews the Health Utilities Index (HUI(R)) as a means to describe health status and obtain utility scores reflecting health-related quality of life (HRQL). MATERIALS. The HUI Mark 2 (HUI2) and Mark 3 (HUI3) classification and scoring systems are described. The methods used to estimate multi-attribute utility functions for HUI2 and HUI3 are reviewed. The use of HUI in clinical studies for a wide variety of conditions in a large number of countries is illustrated. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS. HUI provides a comprehensive description of the health status of subjects in clinical studies. HUI has been shown to be a reliable, responsive and valid measure in a wide variety of clinical studies. Utility scores provide an overall assessment of the HRQL of patients. Utility scores are also useful in cost-utility analyses and related studies. General population norm data are available. The widespread use of HUI facilitates the interpretation of results and permits comparisons. CONCLUSIONS. HUI is a useful tool for assessing health status and HRQL in clinical studies|
|Description:||William J. Furlong ... [et al.].|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-38).
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|Appears in Collections:||CHEPA Working Paper Series|
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