Health outcomes in economic evaluation: who should value health?

  title={Health outcomes in economic evaluation: who should value health?},
  author={Eugena Stamuli},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
The valuation of health states is an integral part of economic evaluation studies. The source of these valuations (general public vs. patients) is surrounded by controversy. Health state values generated by the general public are often different compared with those of patients. General public values may not account for adaptation of the patients; patients' values potentially incorporate self-interest. Decisions on the appropriate source of health values ultimately depend on the specific… CONTINUE READING

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