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Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2003
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2003
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-1-54
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John Horsman, William Furlong, David Feeny, George Torrance


This is a review of the Health Utilities Index (HUI) multi-attribute health-status classification systems, and single- and multi-attribute utility scoring systems. HUI refers to both HUI Mark 2 (HUI2) and HUI Mark 3 (HUI3) instruments. The classification systems provide compact but comprehensive frameworks within which to describe health status. The multi-attribute utility functions provide all the information required to calculate single-summary scores of health-related quality of life (HRQL) for each health state defined by the classification systems. The use of HUI in clinical studies for a wide variety of conditions in a large number of countries is illustrated. HUI provides comprehensive, reliable, responsive and valid measures of health status and HRQL for subjects in clinical studies. Utility scores of overall HRQL for patients are also used in cost-utility and cost-effectiveness analyses. Population norm data are available from numerous large general population surveys. The widespread use of HUI facilitates the interpretation of results and permits comparisons of disease and treatment outcomes, and comparisons of long-term sequelae at the local, national and international levels.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 480 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 5 1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 454 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 103 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 79 16%
Student > Master 73 15%
Student > Bachelor 39 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 31 6%
Other 106 22%
Unknown 49 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 194 40%
Social Sciences 38 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 32 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 5%
Psychology 18 4%
Other 98 20%
Unknown 77 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 March 2014.
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