Equity in health care prioritisation: an empirical inquiry into social value.

@article{Stolk2005EquityIH,
  title={Equity in health care prioritisation: an empirical inquiry into social value.},
  author={Elly A. Stolk and Stefan J Pickee and Andr{\'e} J. H. A. Ament and Jan J. V. Busschbach},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2005},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={343-55}
}
The value of QALY gains for different patients may be recalculated using equity weights, but it is unclear which interpretation of equity should be used: severity of illness, fair innings or proportional shortfall. We set up an experiment to analyze which of these equity concepts best reflects people's distributional preferences. Sixty respondents assigned a priority rank to the treatment of 10 conditions using the paired comparison technique. We described these real-life conditions by their… CONTINUE READING

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