Gains in life expectancy from medical interventions--standardizing data on outcomes.

@article{Wright1998GainsIL,
  title={Gains in life expectancy from medical interventions--standardizing data on outcomes.},
  author={Joe Wright and Milton C. Weinstein},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={339 6},
  pages={380-6}
}
BACKGROUND The gain in life expectancy is an important measure of the effectiveness of medical interventions, but its interpretation requires that it be placed in context. The interpretation of gains in life expectancy is particularly problematic for preventive interventions, for which the gains are often just weeks or even days when averaged across the entire target population. METHODS We tabulated the gains in life expectancy from a variety of medical interventions as reported in 83… CONTINUE READING
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