Health expectancy: an indicator for change? Technology Assessment Methods Project Team.

@article{Barendregt1994HealthEA,
  title={Health expectancy: an indicator for change? Technology Assessment Methods Project Team.},
  author={Jan J. Barendregt and Luc G.A. Bonneux and Paul J. van der Maas},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1994},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={482-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Health expectancy is an increasingly used indicator of population health status. It collapses both mortality and morbidity into a single indicator, and is therefore preferred to the total life expectancy index for populations with low mortality but high morbidity rates. Three methods of calculation exist: the Sullivan, double decrement, and multi-state methods. This report aims to describe their relative advantages and limitations when used to monitor changes in population… CONTINUE READING

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