QALY-Based Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, (2016)

Autores: José Mª Abellán, Carmen Herrero Blanco y José Luis Pinto Prades en Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy de Mathew D. Adler y Marc Fleurbaey


This chapter introduces the main ideas about the use of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in the evaluation of health policies. It starts by explaining the theoretical underpinnings of the QALY model understood as individual utilities. Afterward, it reviews the empirical evidence about the descriptive validity of the main assumptions supporting the model.

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