5 Recommendations for further research
5.1 Given that ADHD is a chronic condition which may require long-term treatment, there is a need for further data on long-term outcomes of drug treatments.
5.2 Further research is required to determine the utility values associated with ADHD and different treatment strategies, including drug therapy and the associated adverse event profiles of different drugs. Ideally, utilities should be obtained with the use of a generic health valuation measure, valued with public preferences.
5.3 Research is required to develop and validate the QALY measure when applied to child and adolescent populations for any condition.