Inequalities in self-reported health: validation of a new approach to measurement.

@article{Doorslaer2003InequalitiesIS,
  title={Inequalities in self-reported health: validation of a new approach to measurement.},
  author={E K A van Doorslaer and Andrew M. Jones},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          61-87
        }
}
This paper assesses the internal validity of using the McMaster 'Health Utility Index Mark III' (HUI) to scale the responses on the typical self-assessed health (SAH) question, "how do you rate your health status in general?" It compares alternative procedures to impose cardinality on the ordinal responses. These include OLS, ordered probit and interval regression approaches. The cardinal measures of health are used to compute and to decompose concentration indices for income-related inequality… CONTINUE READING
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