Economics, QALYs and medical ethics — A health economist's perspective

Abstract

Since the mid-1970s an ever-expanding group of economists has been attempting to apply the tools of economic analysis to the question: how should health care resources best be distributed? Although health economists have suggested a variety of answers to this question, the quality adjusted life year (QALY) (developed primarily at York University, UK) has… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02197671

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