The Health Economics Group (HEG) is composed of economists, statisticians, mathematicians, and engineers. Our lines of research include the economic evaluation of health technologies, budget impact analysis, cost of illness studies, and costs and use of resources studies in the field of health services research. Among the most recent and relevant projects of the HEG are the estimation of the cost-effectiveness threshold for Spain, the economic evaluation of neonatal screening for various pathologies, or the BURQOL-RD European projects BURQOL-RD (, ASDEU ( o PECUNIA (

Lidia García Pérez
Renata Linertová
Cristina Valcárcel Nazco
Carmen Guirado Fuentes
Aránzazu Hernández Yumar
Iván Castilla Rodríguez
Laura Vallejo Torres


The EQ-5D-5L valuation study in Spain



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Funding: MSSSI, HTA Agency Network

Context: In order to perform health economic evaluations using quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) as an outcome measure, it is necessary to know the preferences (utilities) of citizens for the health states.

Objetive: To determine the value attributed to each of the 3125 health states of the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire by the general population in Spain.

Monetary Value of a Quality-Adjusted Life Year in Spain Project

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Funding: MSSSI,   Red de Agencias de ETS

Context: In order to carry out economic evaluations in health, it is necessary to know how much the system is willing to invest per unit of health gained.

Objetive: To determine the cost-effectiveness threshold in Spain