How good is Sullivan's method for monitoring changes in population health expectancies?

@article{Barendregt1997HowGI,
  title={How good is Sullivan's method for monitoring changes in population health expectancies?},
  author={Jan J. Barendregt and Luc G.A. Bonneux and Paul J. van der Maas},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={1997},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={80-6}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare health expectancies calculated by Sullivan's method and the multistate life table method in order to identify the magnitude of the bias in Sullivan's method and assess how seriously this limits its use for monitoring population health expectancies. DESIGN A simulation model was used to compare health expectancies calculated using Sullivan's method and the multistate life table method under various scenarios for the evolution of disability over time in populations… CONTINUE READING