Health metrics for helminth infections.

  title={Health metrics for helminth infections.},
  author={Charles H King},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={141 Pt B},
Health metrics based on health-adjusted life years have become standard units for comparing the disease burden and treatment benefits of individual health conditions. The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) and the Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) are the most frequently used in cost-effect analyses in national and global health policy discussions for allocation of health care resources. While sometimes useful, both the DALY and QALY metrics have limitations in their ability to capture the… CONTINUE READING

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