This topic of interest is based on final 2011-12 data, first published on 15 October 2013.
The EQ-5D™ Index is a standardised measure of health status developed by the EuroQol Group in order to provide a simple, generic measure of health for clinical and economic appraisal. Applicable to a wide range of health conditions and treatments, it provides a simple descriptive profile for health status that can be used in the clinical and economic evaluation of healthcare as well as in population health surveys.
The EQ-5D™ Index comprises the following five dimensions:
- Self-care e.g. washing and dressing
- Usual activities e.g. work, study, housework, family or leisure activities
Each dimension has three levels: no problems, some problems, severe problems. The respondent is asked to indicate his / her health state by ticking (or placing a cross) in the box against the most appropriate statement in each of the five dimensions. This decision results in a one-digit number expressing the level selected for that dimension. The digits for five dimensions can be combined in a five-digit number string describing the respondent's health state, also referred to as the EQ-5D™ 'health profile'. EQ-5D™ health states are converted into a single summary index by applying a formula that essentially attaches values (also called 'social preference weights') to each of the levels in each dimension. The index can be calculated by deducting the appropriate weights from one, the value for full health (i.e. state 11111).
More detailed analysis, broken down by hospital procedures, healthcare Providers and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), is available in the interactive spread sheet below.
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