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Equivalent income and fair evaluation of health care

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  • FLEURBAEY, Marc
  • LUCHINI, Stéphane
  • MULLER, Christophe
  • SCHOKKAERT, Erik

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We argue that the economic evaluation of health care (cost–benefit analysis) should respect individual preferences and should incorporate distributional considerations. Relying on individual preferences does not imply subjective welfarism. We propose a particular non-welfarist approach, based on the concept of equivalent income, and show how it helps to define distributional weights. We illustrate the feasibility of our approach with empirical results from a pilot survey.
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  • FLEURBAEY, Marc & LUCHINI, Stéphane & MULLER, Christophe & SCHOKKAERT, Erik, 2013. "Equivalent income and fair evaluation of health care," CORE Discussion Papers RP 2486, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvrp:2486 Note: In : Health Economics, 22(6), 711-729, 2013
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