Choice of Outcome Measure in an Economic Evaluation: A Potential Role for the Capability Approach

  title={Choice of Outcome Measure in an Economic Evaluation: A Potential Role for the Capability Approach},
  author={Paula Kate Lorgelly},
  • P. Lorgelly
  • Published 11 April 2015
  • Economics
  • PharmacoEconomics
The last decade has seen a renewed interest in Sen’s capability approach; health economists have been instrumental in leading much of this work. One particular stream of research is the application of the approach to outcome measurement. To date, there have been a dozen attempts (some combined) to operationalise the approach, and produce an outcome measure that offers a broader evaluative space than health-related quality-of-life measures. Applications have so far been confined to public health… 
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