TY - JOUR
T1 - Application of two-part models and Cholesky decomposition to incorporate covariate-adjusted utilities in probabilistic cost-effectiveness models
JO - Gaceta Sanitaria
T2 -
AU - Arrospide,Arantzazu
AU - Ramos-Goñi,Juan Manuel
AU - Pechlivanoglou,Petros
AU - Mar,Javier
SN - 02139111
M3 - 10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.09.003
DO - 10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.09.003
UR - /02139111/0000003400000001/v1_202001140951/S0213911118302346/v1_202001140951/en/main.assets
AB - This study aimed to explain a joint statistical procedure (two-part models and Cholesky decomposition) to incorporate second-order uncertainty from covariate adjusted mean utility functions in probabilistic cost-effectiveness models. First, two-part models were applied to obtain parameters for the utility function. Second, a new set of correlated parameters for each simulation was obtained by Cholesky decomposition. The procedure was applied to EuroQol5D-5L in the Spanish Health Survey (21,007 adults). An example for the first simulation showed that 71% of men aged 60 years, high social status and normal weight were in perfect health, and in those not in perfect health, the expected utility was 0.8474 (= 1 − 0.1526). Therefore, their estimated mean utility value was 0.9559. Mean utility values in the interval (− ∞1] were calculated and their associated uncertainty incorporated in the cost-effectiveness models, based on the uncertainty related to correlated parameters in the utilities function.
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