Prior to making any recommendation to use the 5L, there is a requirement for public decision makers to take steps to quality assure the underlying models, appropriate to the level of risk and consistent with the Macpherson report. EEPRU were asked to undertake quality assurance of the published value set for England. Below you will find the EEPRU report, independent referee comments, EEPRU responses to those comments and EEPRU responses to review from the EQ5D-5L valuation research team.

Project team: Monica Hernandez, Steve Pudney and Allan Wailoo.

Contact: Allan Wailoo. Click here to email Allan.


Hernández-Alava, M., Pudney, S., Wailoo, A. (2018) “Quality review of a proposed EQ-5D-5L value set for England” Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions. Universities of Sheffield and York. EEPRU Research Report 060

Anonymous Referee Reports:-

Referee Report 01

Referee Report 02

Referee Report 03

Referee Report 04 – redacted

Referee Report 05

Response from Devlin et al:-

Response from Devlin et al


EEPRU responses to referee reports – redacted

EEPRU responses to Devlin et al

EQ5D-3L Data Quality issues:-

EQ5D-3L Data Quality issues

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Hernandez, M., Pudney, S., Wailoo, A. (2020) The EQ-5D-5L Value Set for England: Findings of a Quality Assurance Program.  Value in Health, Preferenced-Based Assessments, Volume 23, Issues 5, P642-648, May 01, 2020.  DOI: