Prevention, policy, and paradox: what is the value of future health?

  title={Prevention, policy, and paradox: what is the value of future health?},
  author={Theodore G Ganiats},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={13 1},
Cost-effectiveness is an integral part of health care policy, influencing both medical and administrative decisions. However, current research methodology for evaluating cost-effectiveness produces several paradoxes, perhaps because it incorrectly represents the general populations's view of future health states. Recent work introduces clinical and demographic factors to the traditional cost-benefit model for discounting health outcomes. It suggests a revised model that provides a more accurate… CONTINUE READING

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