Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement in Alberta: Potential of the EQ-5D – Symposium Proceedings

The EQ-5D is a standardized instrument developed by the EuroQol group for use as a measure of health outcome. It considers five dimensions of health-related quality of life: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression.

When the need for greater collaboration around implementation and use of the EQ-5D in Alberta was recognized in eary 2012, colleagues from the HQCA, AHS, the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, and the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) met to explore the feasibility of bringing together key stakeholders in Alberta’s health system to discuss the potential for adopting EQ-5D as a standardized health outcome measure in Alberta.

The objectives of the symposium were to:

  • Develop a common understanding of what the EQ-5D is and the scope of its application internationally and within Canada
  • Identify potential applications for use of the EQ-5D in Alberta as a standardized health outcome measure
  • Develop a collaborative research agenda to support broad implementation of the EQ-5D in Alberta

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Publication Type: Summary Reports

Year of Publication: 2012