Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a common metric for individual and population health and for comparing outcomes across health conditions. Utility-based HRQOL measures are used to estimate Quality-Adjusted Life Years for cost-effectiveness and other studies. Including utility-based HRQOL in regular AOU data collections (baseline onward) will support myriad statistical, modeling, and evaluation studies by combining other AOU data on patients, conditions (esp. chronic), and treatments.
Idea No. 818