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Una modelización de los años de vida ajustados por la calidad como utilidades esperadas


  • José M. Abellán
  • José L. Pinto


En el presente trabajo, los a\~nos de vida ajustados por la calidad (AVAC), son caracterizados como funciones de utilidad von Newman--Morgenstern. Esta caracterizaci\'on se efect\'ua para dos problemas de elecci\'on: la elecci\'on entre loter{\'\i}as definidas sobre estados de salud cr\'onicos y la elecci\'on entre loter{\'\i}as definidas sobre estados de salud temporales. En el primer caso, deducimos las mismas condiciones que Pliskin et al. (1980), s\'olo que siguiendo un camino m\'as directo. En el segundo caso, una vez establecida una condici\'on de independencia aditiva basada en Fishburn (1970), inferimos una nueva condici\'on en la literatura sobre AVAC que denominamos \underline{condici\'on de simetr{\'\i}a}.

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  • José M. Abellán & José L. Pinto, 1997. "Una modelización de los años de vida ajustados por la calidad como utilidades esperadas," Working Papers, Research Center on Health and Economics 218, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Handle: RePEc:upf:upfses:218

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    QALYs; expected utility; medical decision making;

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    • C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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