Quality of Life

03Dec 2020

Health utilities are cardinal values in identifying an individual’s preference for different health outcomes. Health utilities are transformed to Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) to enable comparisons between health interventions in cost-utility analysis in Pharmacoeconomics. Health utilities are measured using various utility ‘instruments’, which can be either generic (that is, can be applied to all […]

07Feb 2017

In many parts of the world, the value of medicines is measured by a unit called ‘Quality-Adjusted Life Year’ (QALY), a metric that health economists and others use to quantify the health benefits generated by a particular treatment. QALYs are often used by state-run health systems in many countries to help decide which drugs to […]