Review of studies mapping from quality of life or clinical measures to EQ-5D: an online database

Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2013 Sep 5;11:151. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-151.


Systematic literature searches were conducted to identify studies that conducted statistical mapping to predict EQ-5D utilities or responses from any source instrument and reported the estimated algorithms in sufficient detail to allow other researchers to use them to predict EQ-5D in other studies. Ninety studies reporting 121 mapping algorithms met the inclusion criteria. The studies estimated EQ-5D utilities from 80 source instruments. All but two studies included direct utility mapping to predict EQ-5D utilities, while 20 studies (22%) conducted response mapping to predict responses to each EQ-5D domain. Seventy-two studies (80%) explored ordinary least squares regression and 16 (18%) used censored least absolute deviations (CLAD) models. The details of the studies identified are made available in an online database, which will be updated regularly to enable researchers to easily identify studies that can help them to estimate utilities for economic evaluation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Models, Statistical
  • Quality of Life / psychology*