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EQ-5D concepts and methods: A developmental history

  • Paul Kind
  • Richard Brooks
  • Rosalind Rabin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Alan Williams
    Pages 1-17
  3. Heleen van Agt, Gouke Bonsel
    Pages 29-33
  4. Jan Busschbach, Dick Hessing, Frank de Charro
    Pages 81-90
  5. Heleen van Agt, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot, Paul Krabbe, Gouke Bonsel
    Pages 109-123
  6. Erik Nord, Xavier Badia, Montserrat Rue, Harri Sintonen
    Pages 125-138
  7. Paul Dolan, Paul Kind
    Pages 139-146
  8. Paul Krabbe, Frank de Charro, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot
    Pages 147-156
  9. Frank de Charro, Jan Busschbach, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot, Ben van Hout, Paul Krabbe
    Pages 171-179
  10. Stefan Björk, Rikard Althin
    Pages 181-189
  11. Arto Ohinmaa, Harri Sintonen
    Pages 191-199
  12. Martin Buxton
    Pages 235-237
  13. Alan Williams
    Pages 239-240

About this book

Introduction

Science today makes progress through the imaginative harvesting of knowledge g- erated by the many, rather than as the result of the isolated endeavours of the lone researcher. Innovations in the physical sciences from the development of nuclear te- nologies to the laser, have involved research teams working collectively. Collabo- tion is the rule rather than the exception. In the social sciences this model is all but reversed. Here it is not uncommon to encounter the solitary enthusiast, relishing an independence of spirit and pursuing their own private research agenda. All the more surprising then that a group of researchers from several different disciplines, should have come together in the late 1980s with nothing more substantial on the agenda than that they share their thoughts on the topic of measuring the value of health, or more specifically, on the way that the value of health might vary across different countries. Few scientific enterprises can have begun as cautiously or uncertainly. Few can have developed a cohesion and dynamism that lasted decades and continues to drive ahead after long years of scientific endeavour. Such is the good fortune that befell those of us who came together to form what was later to be known as the Euro- Qol Group. The Group's creation is principally due to the shared professional asso- ation of its members with one man, an economist by training and a visionary academic by inclination and temperament - Alan Williams.

Keywords

development health health policy language outcome pharmaceutical industry population quality quality assurance quality of life reliability research

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Kind
    • 1
  • Richard Brooks
    • 2
  • Rosalind Rabin
    • 3
  1. 1.Outcomes Research Group, Centre for Health EconomicsUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeStrathclydeScotland
  3. 3.EuroQol Group Business ManagementRotterdamThe Netherlands

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