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Cost-Value Analysis in Health Care : Making Sense out of QALYS - Erik Nord

Cost-Value Analysis in Health Care

Making Sense out of QALYS

By: Erik Nord

Hardcover Published: 28th September 1999
ISBN: 9780521643085
Number Of Pages: 182

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This book is a comprehensive and fully up-to-date account of what it means to try to quantify health in distributing resources for health care. It offers an elegant new approach to comparing the costs and benefits of medical interventions. Erik Nord questions Cost-Utility Analysis (CUA) and the feasibility of measuring patients' quality of life meaningfully in numerical terms. He presents an alternative approach called cost-value analysis in which representative samples of the general public express preferences among different health-care programs. This will be a book of particular interest to medical ethicists, health-care professionals and administrators, and economists specializing in health-care economics.

'Nord is at the forefront of thinking about the best way to allocate health care efficiently and equitably, and he has extensive knowledge of the empirical research being done in this area. Anyone interested in the ethical problems of heath care allocation - especially anyone interested in the fundamental question of what health care allocation should be trying to achieve - will benefit from reading this book.' John McKie, Bioethics

Preface
Reader's guide
Summary
Maximizing value in health care
Three basic issues in economic evaluation
The QALY approach
Concerns for fairness
The limitations of utility measurement
Ways to go
Annex
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ISBN: 9780521643085
ISBN-10: 0521643082
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 28th September 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.44