Valuing avoided morbidity using meta-regression analysis: what can health status measures and QALYs tell us about WTP?

@article{Houtven2006ValuingAM,
  title={Valuing avoided morbidity using meta-regression analysis: what can health status measures and QALYs tell us about WTP?},
  author={George L Van Houtven and John Powers and Amber I Jessup and J C Yang},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={775-95}
}
Many economists argue that willingness-to-pay (WTP) measures are most appropriate for assessing the welfare effects of health changes. Nevertheless, the health evaluation literature is still dominated by studies estimating nonmonetary health status measures (HSMs), which are often used to assess changes in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Using meta-regression analysis, this paper combines results from both WTP and HSM studies applied to acute morbidity, and it tests whether a systematic… CONTINUE READING

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