The EuroQol Group after 25 years

  • Richard Brooks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-288

About this book

Introduction

The EuroQol Group first met in Rotterdam in May 1987 determined to develop a standardised non-disease-specific instrument for valuing health-related quality of life. The book traces the activities of the Group over the next 25 years. The instrument constructed, eventually named the EQ-5D, was translated into many languages and used in a wide range of countries and settings. The book describes how the instrument’s descriptive system was determined, how translation and language issues were handled, and how valuations were provided. Recent developments, in particular a 5-level version (EQ-5D-5L), and a youth version (EQ-5D-Y) are covered. The history of the institutional and administrative framework within which the Group operated is also treated.

Keywords

EQ-5D Evaluation Health Population Valuation

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.EuroQol GroupRotterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5158-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5157-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5158-3
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