The paper re-examines the issue of the appropriate unit for measuring output in cost utility analysis and the technique that will measure it.
There are two main themes.
The first is that utility, as it is often conceived and quantified, is not an appropriate basis for measurement.
Consequently, a question arises concerning the selection of an appropriate unit of measurement.
The second theme is that there is a need to establish criteria for the evaluation of measurement units.
Four criteria are proposed which follow from commonly accepted social objectives and from the requirements of a measurement unit.
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse coût, Théorie utilité, Economie santé, Méthode étude, Critère, Echelle évaluation, Santé, Qualité vie, QUALY
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cost analysis, Utility theory, Health economy, Investigation method, Criterion, Evaluation scale, Health, Quality of life
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0459351
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.