The QALY model and individual preferences for health states and health profiles over time: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Tsuchiya2005TheQM,
  title={The QALY model and individual preferences for health states and health profiles over time: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Aki Tsuchiya and Paul Dolan},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={460-7}
}
The numbers of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) gained are increasingly being used to represent the gains in individual utility from treatment. This requires that the value of a health improvement to an individual is a simple product of gains in quality of life and length of life. The article reports on a systematic review of the literature on 2 issues: whether the value of a state is affected by how long the state lasts, and by states that come before or after it. It was found that… CONTINUE READING

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