Societal discounting of health effects in cost-effectiveness analyses

  title={Societal discounting of health effects in cost-effectiveness analyses},
  author={Dr Suzanne Polinder and Willem Jan Meerding and Job van Exel and Werner B. F. Brouwer},
Background: Increasing life expectancy and decreasing marginal valuation of additional QALYs over time may serve as a basis for discounting future health effects from a societal perspective. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that societal time preference for health is related to perceived future life expectancy. Methods: A sample of 223 people from the general population prioritised healthcare programmes with differential timing of health benefits and costs from a societal perspective… CONTINUE READING

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