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  1. Maximizing health benefits vs egalitarianism : an Australian survey of health issues.

    Article - En anglais

    Economists have often treated the objective of health services as being the maximization of the QALYs gained, irrespective of how the gains are distributed.

    In a cross section of Australians such a policy of distributive neutrality received :

    • (a) very little support when health benefits to young people compete with health benefits to the elderly ;

    • (b) only moderate support when those who can become a little better compete with those who can become much better ;

    • (c) only moderate support when smokers compete with non smokers ;

    • (d) some support when young children compete with newborns ;

    • and (e) wide spread support when parents of dependent children compete with people without children.

    Overall, the views of the study population were strongly egalitarian.

    A policy of health benefit maximization received very limited support when the consequence is a loss of equity and access to services for the elderly and for people with a limited potential for improving their health.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Indicateur, Priorité, Homme, Australie, Qualité vie, Quality Adjusted Life Years, Océanie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Indicator, Priority, Human, Australia, Quality of life, Oceania

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0002469

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 01/03/1996.