At present, health technology assessment (HTA) guidelines of many countries including Thailand have recommended EQ-5D as the preferred method for assessing utility. This study aims to generate an EQ-5D-5L value set based on societal preferences of Thai population.
A 1,207 representative sample was recruited using a stratified multi-stage quota sampling technique. Face-to-face, computer-assisted interviews using the EuroQol Valuation Technology (EQ-VT) software were employed. To elicit preference score, each respondent was asked to value health states using composite time trade-off (cTTO), and discrete choice experiment (DCE). All data were integrated and analyzed using a hybrid regression model to estimate the value set.
Characteristics of 1,207 participants were generally similar to those of Thai general population. The coefficients generated from a hybrid model were logically consistent. The second best value is 0.9436 for health state 11121 and the worst state (55555) value is -0.4212. Mobility shows the greatest impact to utility decrement.
Our study developed a Thai value set for EQ-5D using hybrid model. The findings from this study are of important to facilitate health technology assessment studies to inform policy decision-making as well as to promote the use of EQ-5D-5L in various health research in Thailand.
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