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Comparison and evaluation of states of health;
A Proposal to Solve the Comparability Problem in Cost-Utility Analysis
Herrero, Carmen; Pinto, José Luis; Bleichrodt, Han
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
Starting from a finite or countable set of states of health, and assumingthe existence of an objective transitive preference relation on that set,we propose a way of performing interpersonal comparisons of states ofhealth. In so doing, we first consider the population divided into types,and consider that two individuals of a different type have a comparablestate of health whenever they sit at the same centile of their respectivetype. A way of comparing and evaluating states of health for differentgroups is then proposed and rationalized. This can be viewed as both analternative and an extension of the traditional QALY approach.
15-09-2005
Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
qaly
states of health
comparison
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