Research, Product Development, and the Work of the Task Forces

  • Richard Brooks
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Abstract

The original ‘product’ of the EQ Group’s efforts was the EuroQol instrument which was designated ‘EQ-5D’ in the mid-1990s. The formal incorporation of the EuroQol Foundation, and the establishment of the Business Management also took place at that time. With this structure in place the possibility to license the instrument arose and some finance was raised. Meanwhile the EQ-5D instrument remained unchanged, leaving the Group with just one ‘product’, with the exception of new language versions of the instrument. As more finances became available the potential to fund research projects and to develop adapted or new EQ-5D products increased. The work of the task forces – the Youth TF (YTF), the Digital TF (DTF), the Condition Specific TF (CSPTF), and the Population Health TF (PHTF) – is detailed to help report upon the more recent developments in the work of the Group.

Keywords

Population Health Task Force Executive Committee Child Version EuroQol Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Brooks
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  1. 1.EuroQol GroupRotterdamThe Netherlands

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