Seminar and Workshop with the Extending the QALY project team

The Academic Unit of Health Economics is very pleased to welcome Prof John Brazier, Dr Tessa Peasgood and Dr Clara Mukuria from the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 26th February, 2019.

The Academic Unit of Health Economics is very pleased to welcome Professor John Brazier, Dr Tessa Peasgood and Dr Clara Mukuria from the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 26th February, 2019. They will present a seminar and workshop on the Extending the QALY (E-QALY) project, an exciting and internationally important project seeking to redefine how quality of life is measured in health.

The programme is as follows:-

10.00 - 11.00        Seminar - Overview of the E-QALY project, Worsley Building Room 9.60
  The seminar will give an overview of the project, including its aims, the different workstreams and the project's milestones.
11.00 – 11.30       Break
11.30 - 12.30         Workshop, Worsley Building Room 9.60
  The workshop will provide a more in depth look at the developing measure, including the different domains of quality of life.
12.00 - 13.30        Lunch, Assembly Underground, 12 Great George St, Leeds

A chance to discuss the project with the team over lunch. (Note: at own expense.)

About the venue: Assembly Underground is a new and exciting street food venue situated in an iconic grade-II listed building in the heart of Leeds. It features a variety of award-winning food vendors serving cuisine from Punjabi to Neapolitan pizza to Brazilian barbecue. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

The event is free, no registration is required, and everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the programme. However, if you are interested in attending, please email to help gauge numbers.

More about the E-QALY project:

The Extending the QALY project aims to develop a broad measure of quality of life for use in economic evaluations across health and social care. There are three key distinctions between existing health and quality of life measures and this new instrument:

  • Firstly, the new instrument will aim to capture the benefits of interventions in health, social care, and for carers.
  • Secondly, the instrument will be made up of aspects of life that patients, social care users and carers think are important to them and are impacted by their health condition, the care or treatment they receive or their caring role.
  • Thirdly, because the new instrument is intended to be used in economic evaluations that combine the benefits of extending years of life with improving quality of life (i.e. QALYs), it will need to be valued on a zero to one scale, where zero is equivalent to being dead and one is full quality of life.


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