Some recent research from the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University has quantified something that we are all aware of: fudging in the measurement of health-related quality of life. They have found that, on… Read More »The ‘Q’ in the QALY: are we fudging it?
Economics is largely about trade-offs and compromise. Academics study the former but don’t often engage in the latter. In health economics, as in other fields, a key trade-off is between equity and efficiency. We’ve been studying… Read More »The potential of the super QALY to reconcile the key contentions in health economics
Recently, I’ve witnessed an ever-increasing number of condition-specific utility measures being developed. Much work is being carried out by The University of Sheffield on measures such as the AQL-5D for asthma, and the EORTC-8D for cancer. I… Read More »Condition-specific utility measures?