IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/wly/hlthec/v7y1998i7p621-628.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

On the measurement of the nation's equity adjusted health

Author

Listed:
  • Lars Lindholm
  • Måns Rosén

Abstract

The aim of this article is to show a method for measuring the nation's equity-adjusted health. In order to estimate what the 'nation's health function' looks like, data from a survey sent to a sample of Swedish politicians were used. The results from the survey can be interpreted as a measure of inequity aversion, and this was applied to data on healthy years (HY) for males in different social groups for the period 1975-1990. The mean of healthy years increased during the period 1986-1990 by 1.09%, while equity adjusted healthy years (HY EDE ) dropped by −1.78%. The nation's health has decreased in spite of the fact that the individual's health has increased. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Suggested Citation

  • Lars Lindholm & Måns Rosén, 1998. "On the measurement of the nation's equity adjusted health," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 7(7), pages 621-628.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:7:y:1998:i:7:p:621-628
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1050(1998110)7:7<621::AID-HEC370>3.0.CO;2-Y
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Paul Dolan & Rebecca Shaw & Aki Tsuchiya & Alan Williams, 2005. "QALY maximisation and people's preferences: a methodological review of the literature," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(2), pages 197-208.
    2. Aki Tsuchiya, 2012. "Distributional Judgements in the Context of Economic Evaluation," Chapters,in: The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition, chapter 38 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Attema, Arthur E. & Brouwer, Werner B.F. & l’Haridon, Olivier & Pinto, Jose Luis, 2015. "Estimating sign-dependent societal preferences for quality of life," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 229-243.
    4. Aki Tsuchiya & Richard Edlin & Paul Dolan, 2009. "Measuring the societal value of lifetime health," Working Papers 2009010, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, revised May 2009.
    5. Lofroth, Emil & Lindholm, Lars & Wilhelmsen, Lars & Rosen, Mans, 2006. "Optimising health care within given budgets: Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in different regions of Sweden," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 214-229, January.
    6. Mansdotter, Anna & Lindholm, Lars & Ohman, Ann, 2004. "Women, men and public health--how the choice of normative theory affects resource allocation," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 69(3), pages 351-364, September.
    7. Johns, Benjamin & Steinhardt, Laura & Walker, Damian G. & Peters, David H. & Bishai, David, 2013. "Horizontal equity and efficiency at primary health care facilities in rural Afghanistan: A seemingly unrelated regression approach," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 25-31.
    8. Månsdotter, Anna & Lindholm, Lars & Lundberg, Michael, 2006. "Health, wealth and fairness based on gender: The support for ethical principles," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 62(9), pages 2327-2335, May.
    9. Fredrik Andersson & Carl Hampus Lyttkens, 1999. "Preferences for equity in health behind a veil of ignorance," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(5), pages 369-378.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:7:y:1998:i:7:p:621-628. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5749 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.