Increasing socio-economic inequalities in life expectancy and QALYs in Sweden 1980-1997.

@article{Burstrm2005IncreasingSI,
  title={Increasing socio-economic inequalities in life expectancy and QALYs in Sweden 1980-1997.},
  author={Kristina Burstr{\"o}m and Magnus Johannesson and Finn Diderichsen},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={831-50}
}
The aim of this study was to estimate the change in socio-economic differences in life expectancy and in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), for men and women at different ages, in Sweden 1980 to 1997. We used data from the Swedish Survey of Living Conditions (the ULF survey), which is linked to mortality data, to estimate the life expectancy in different socio-economic groups in 1980 and 1997 (n=100 868). Health state scores were obtained by mapping responses to selected ULF survey interview… CONTINUE READING