Cost per quality-adjusted life year and disability-adjusted life years: the need for a new paradigm.

Abstract

Two different paradigms have been proposed for setting priorities for access to healthcare: cost per quality-adjusted life year based on interventions, and disability-adjusted life years based on the burden of disease in a population. These formal paradigms make explicit the assumptions made implicitly every day in delivering and hence rationing access to… (More)
DOI: 10.1586/14737167.3.4.469

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