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February 23 2021

Exceptional Achievement by one of DOBA Business School Teachers

An article has been published in the PharmacoEconomics (A', A'') journal, where the first author is Associate Professor Dr Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, a higher education teacher at DOBA Business School.

“The EQ-5D-Y value set for Slovenia has been published in PharmacoEconomics journal: EQ-5D-Y value set, Slovenia. This is the first EQ-5D-Y value set published for any country around the world. EQ-5D-Y is a child and youth-friendly version of the widely used EQ-5D-3L instrument, which was developed by the EuroQol Group in 2009 to allow child and adolescent respondents to directly self-report their health, without having to rely on reports from intermediaries (e.g. through adult proxies). Until now, no value sets have been available for EQ-5D-Y and research has shown that EQ-5D-3L or EQ-5D-5L value sets (used for adult populations) should not be used to assign values to EQ-5D-Y health states. Consequently, the calculation of quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) using the EQ-5D-Y instrument has not been possible. The publication of the first EQ-5D-Y value set marks the beginning of a new era where the EQ-5D-Y instrument, in combination with EQ-5D-Y value sets, can be used in cost-utility analysis to inform evaluations of healthcare interventions for use in child and adolescent populations. The value set for Slovenia was derived using the international EQ-5D-Y valuation protocol and is the first in a series of EQ-5D-Y valuation studies, that are due to be completed and published over the coming months.”

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