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Case study of a utility measure: The SF-6D

In this video, we hear from Professor John Brazier about the SF-6D; a utility measure developed here at the University of Sheffield.

In this video, we hear from Professor John Brazier who has developed a preference based classification for describing health using the SF-36; one of the most widely used measures of general health in clinical studies throughout the world.

Earlier in the course we saw how a generic PROM, the SF-36, is of limited use for informing healthcare spending or for use in economic evaluation, as the scores it generates are not based on preferences. That is, it does not generate utility data which can be used to calculate QALYs.

In this video, John explains how he used a selection of items from the SF-36 to develop a preference based classification for describing health; the SF-6D.

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