Health State Valuations
Ordinal Ranking Exercise:
Now that you have described the states on these cards, what I would like you to do is to compare each card to the others and rank them according to how healthy you think somebody in each state would be overall, considering all of the different parts of health. For each state, please try to imagine what it would be like to live in that state for the rest of your life.
I will read through the cards again, and as I read them, please think carefully about which state you think is the best and which state you think is the worst.
(READ EACH CARD TO RESPONDENT AND HAND HIM/HER THE CARD.)
Now, of all of these states, please pick the one that you think would be the most healthy out of all of them. (LET RESPONDENT PICK). We will put this card at the top. And which state would you consider to be the least healthy? (LET RESPONDENT PICK). We will put this card at the bottom. Now, I would like for you to place the rest of the cards in order from the best to the worst health.
Rank 5 (WORST)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
WRITE THE CODE FROM EACH CARD NEXT TO THE RANK, STARTING WITH RANK 1 AS THE BEST (TOP CARD), TO RANK FIVE AS THE WORST (BOTTOM CARD).
HEALTH STATE CODES
AMP Below the knee amputation
ALC Alcohol dependence
VIS Limited long-distance vision
BAK Chronic lower back pain
BLI Total blindness in both eyes