OHE’s Professor Nancy Devlin has researched, written and spoken widely on the use of the EQ-5D, and related measures, both in her capacity as the Director of Research at the OHE and as Chair of the Executive Committee of the EuroQol Group.
In May, Nancy was invited to participate in the “Workshop on measuring patient-reported outcomes using the EQ-5D”, which was organised by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the EuroQol Group. The workshop brought together policy makers and researchers in Sweden interested in measuring patients’ health outcomes.
Sweden has included the EQ-5D in some of its quality registries and in population health surveys for many years. The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare now is exploring whether and how to extend use of patient reported outcomes measures in the health care system, including the EQ-5D, to both monitor the quality of providers and services and to facilitate health technology appraisal.
Nancy’s talk, shown below, introduced the EQ-5D instrument; discussed how data from it can be analysed; identified some of the challenges in analysis; and commented on the future of outcomes measurement.