Patient and general public preferences for health states: A call to reconsider current guidelines.

@article{Versteegh2016PatientAG,
  title={Patient and general public preferences for health states: A call to reconsider current guidelines.},
  author={Matthijs Versteegh and W. B. F. Brouwer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={165},
  pages={66-74}
}
In economic evaluations of health care interventions, benefits are often expressed in terms of Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (QALYs). The QALY comprises length and quality of life into one measure which allows cross-disease comparability. The quality adjustment of the QALY is based on preferences for health states. An important normative choice is the question whose preferences for states of health we wish to capture. The answer to this question is directly related to the normative question… CONTINUE READING
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