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- An Alternative Theory Of Health Care Decision Making

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  • Carmen Herrero Blanco

    (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas)

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Starting from a finite or countable set of states of health, and assuming the existence of an objective transitive preference relation on that set, we propose a way of performing interpersonal comparisons of states of health among individuals of different type. Then, a way of evaluating health streams for an individual is proposed. Finally, we rationalize a way of ranking alternative situations (life histories in terms of health) for a given group of individuals. Our approach is both Type-sensitive and Time-sensitive.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 1998-15.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Jul 1998
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Publication status: Published by Ivie
Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:1998-15

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Keywords: QALY; States of Health; Comparison;

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  1. d'ASPREMONT, Claude & GEVERS, Louis, . "Equity and the informational basis of collective choice," CORE Discussion Papers RP -350, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Carmen Herrero & José Luis Pinto & Han Bleichrodt, 1997. "Comparison and evaluation of states of health," Economics Working Papers 275, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Mar 1998.
  3. Roemer, J.E., 1992. "A Pragmatic Theory of Responsibility for the Egalitarian Planner," Papers 391, California Davis - Institute of Governmental Affairs.
  4. Loomes, Graham & McKenzie, Lynda, 1989. "The use of QALYs in health care decision making," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 299-308, January.
  5. Carmen Herrero, 1996. "Capabilities and utilities," Review of Economic Design, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 69-88, December.
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