The Measurement and Valuation of Health Status Using EQ-5D: A European Perspective

Evidence from the EuroQol BIOMED Research Programme

  • Richard Brooks
  • Rosalind Rabin
  • Frank de Charro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Richard Brooks
    Pages 1-5
  3. Paul Krabbe, Tom Weijnen
    Pages 7-19
  4. Caroline Selai, Idoia Gaminde, Michael Herdman, Jeffrey Johnson, Rosalind Rabin
    Pages 21-27
  5. Susan Macran
    Pages 43-54
  6. Tom Weijnen, Martin Nieuwenhuizen, Arto Ohinmaa, Frank de Charro
    Pages 55-79
  7. Harri Sintonen, Tom Weijnen, Martin Nieuwenhuizen, Siem Oppe, Xavier Badia, Jan Busschbach et al.
    Pages 81-101
  8. Wolfgang Greiner
    Pages 103-142
  9. Jan Busschbach, Tom Weijnen, Martin Nieuwenhuizen, Siem Oppe, Xavier Badia, Paul Dolan et al.
    Pages 143-165
  10. Julia Fox-Rushby, Caroline Selai
    Pages 167-182
  11. Michael Herdman, Julia Fox-Rushby, Rosalind Rabin, Xavier Badia, Caroline Selai
    Pages 183-189
  12. Rosalind Rabin, Michael Herdman, Julia Fox-Rushby, Xavier Badia
    Pages 191-205
  13. Richard Brooks, Stephen Joel Coons, Paul De Cock, Nancy Devlin, Willy De Weerdt, Paul Hansen et al.
    Pages 207-227
  14. Richard Brooks, Frank de Charro
    Pages 229-244
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 245-303

About this book


EQ-5D from the EuroQol Group is a standardised, non-disease-specific instrument for describing and valuing health. It is in widespread use in many countries and has been applied in many different settings. EQ-5D is now an integral feature of many clinical trials and is increasingly used in population health surveys.

This book reports on the results of the European Union-funded EQ-net project which furthered the development of EQ-5D in the key areas of valuation, application and translation. The primary effort concentrated on harmonising and integrating the results of the various EuroQol valuation projects. Most importantly, the book includes a set of VAS-based preference weights for all the EQ-5D health states based on cross-European EQ-5D data.

This book provides the most comprehensive account to date of the EuroQol Group endeavour. It will appeal to clinicians, nurses, health services researchers, health economists, those responsible for audit and quality assurance, public health specialists and managers in health care institutions, and the pharmaceutical industry.


Public Health health health care quality assurance

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Brooks
    • 1
  • Rosalind Rabin
    • 2
  • Frank de Charro
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsStrathclyde UniversityGlasgowSchotland, UK
  2. 2.EuroQol Group Business ManagementRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Health Policy and LawErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6261-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0233-1
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