English, Article edition: Utility Scores for Chronic Conditions in a Community-Dwelling Population Nicole Mittmann; Kostas Trakas; Nancy Risebrough; ...

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  • Utility Scores for Chronic Conditions in a Community-Dwelling Population
Author
  • Nicole Mittmann
  • Kostas Trakas
  • Nancy Risebrough
  • Barbara A. Liu
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  • article
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  • Objective: The objective of this study was to determine utility scores for various chronic conditions. Design and setting: This study is a descriptive analysis. Health Utilities Index (HUI) scores for 20 chronic conditions were examined from the National Population Health Survey (NPHS) from 1994 to 1995. Patients and participants: 17 626 individuals were surveyed (54.3% women). Chronic conditions included: acne (requiring medication), Alzheimer's disease, arthritis/​rheumatism, asthma, back problems excluding arthritis, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, cancer, cataracts, diabetes, epilepsy, food allergies, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, other allergies, sinusitis, stroke, stomach/​intestinal ulcers and urinary incontinence. Interventions: Health Utilities Index-Mark III (HUI-Mark III) scores for patients with and without a NPHS-defined chronic condition were collected. Utility scores were examined according to age, gender and comorbidity. Main outcome measures and results: 42.6% of individuals reported having no NPHS-defined chronic condition. The most commonly reported health conditions were allergies other than food (17.6%) and rheumatism/​arthritis (16.5%). The mean HUI-Mark III scores for patients without a health state was 0.933 +- 0.079. Individuals with Alzheimer's disease (0.580 +- 0.263), stroke (0.676 +- 0.230) and urinary incontinence (0.698 +- 0.230) had the lowest overall HUI-Mark III scores. Utility scores decreased as age and as the number of comorbid conditions increased. Conclusions: This study provides health economists, researchers and policy-makers with a reference for health utilities of various chronic conditions, different age groups, gender and comorbidities.
  • Pharmacoeconomics, Quality-of-life
  • RePEc:wkh:phecon:v:15:y:1999:i:4:p:369-376
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  • English
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