Decisions have to be made about allocating health resources.
Currently the best economic evaluation method for doing this is cost-utility analysis.
This compares the costs of different procedures with their outcomes measured in « utility based » units-that is, units that relate to a person's level of wellbeing.
The most commonly used unit is the quality adjusted life year (QALY).
QALYs are calculated by estimating the total life years gained from a procdure and weighting each year to reflect the quality of life in that year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Analyse avantage coût, Méthode mesure, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Cost benefit analysis, Measurement method, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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