Valuing the ICECAP capability index for older people.

  title={Valuing the ICECAP capability index for older people.},
  author={Joanna Coast and Terry N. Flynn and L. Natarajan and Kerry Sproston and Jane Lewis and Jordan J. Louviere and Tim J. Peters},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={67 5},
This paper reports the first application of the capabilities approach to the development and valuation of an instrument for use in the economic evaluation of health and social care interventions. The ICECAP index of capability for older people focuses on quality of life rather than health or other influences on quality of life, and is intended to be used in decision making across health and social care in the UK. The measure draws on previous qualitative work in which five conceptual attributes… CONTINUE READING
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