EuroQol--a new facility for the measurement of health-related quality of life.

Authors: The EuroQol Group (1)
(1) Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Source: Health Policy. 1990 Dec;16(3):199-208.
DOI: 10.1016/0168-8510(90)90421-9 Publication date: 1990 Dec E-Publication date: April 4, 2004 Availability: abstract Copyright: © 1990 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

In the course of developing a standardised, non-disease-specific instrument for describing and valuing health states (based on the items in Table 1), the EuroQol Group (whose members are listed in the Appendix) conducted postal surveys in England, The Netherlands and Sweden which indicate a striking similarity in the relative valuations attached to 14 different health states. The data were collected using a visual analogue scale similar to a thermometer. The EuroQol instrument is intended to complement other quality-of-life measures and to facilitate the collection of a common data set for reference purposes. Others interested in participating in the extension of this work are invited to contact the EuroQol Group.

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