Quality of life instruments for economic evaluations in health and social care for older people: a systematic review.

@article{Makai2014QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life instruments for economic evaluations in health and social care for older people: a systematic review.},
  author={Peter Makai and Werner B. F. Brouwer and Marc A. Koopmanschap and Elly A. Stolk and Anna Nieboer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={102},
  pages={83-93}
}
Gaining health may not be the main goal of healthcare services aimed at older people, which may (also) seek to improve wellbeing. This emphasizes the need of finding appropriate outcome measures for economic evaluation of such services, particularly in long-term care, capturing more than only health-related quality of life (HrQol). This review assesses the usefulness of HrQol and wellbeing instruments for economic evaluations specifically aimed at older people, focusing on generic and… CONTINUE READING
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