This topic of interest is primarily based on 2012-13 finalised data, though data based on previous finalised data years has also been made available where possible. It lets users explore change in the individual dimensions of the EQ-5DTM Index data. It also allows users to examine provider- and commissioner-level relationships between the percentage of patients reporting improvement on individual 'quality of life' dimensions of the EQ-5DTM Index and patients' adjusted average health gain on the EQ-VAS and condition-specific measures.
The quality of life dimensions, drawn from the EQ-5DTM Index, are:
· ability to self-care;
· ability to carry out usual activities;
· pain / discomfort; and
· anxiety / depression.
Each dimension is scored between '1' and '3' with '1' indicating no problems or concerns, and '3' indicating 'extreme' problems or incapacitation (within the dimension). A patient is considered to have improved on a dimension if their post-operative score is lower than their pre-operative score.