Adjusting life for quality or disability: stylistic difference or substantial dispute?

  title={Adjusting life for quality or disability: stylistic difference or substantial dispute?},
  author={Mara Airoldi and Alec Morton},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={18 11},
This paper focuses on the contrast between describing the benefit of a healthcare intervention as gain in health (QALY-type ideas) or a disability reduction (DALY-type ideas). The background is an apparent convergence in practice of the work conducted under both traditions. In the light of these methodological developments, we contrast a health planner who wants to maximise health and one who wants to minimise disability. To isolate the effect of framing the problem from a health or a… CONTINUE READING

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