Anthony Culyer
Emeritus Professor of Economics  |  United Kingdom


Asked: 09 May 2017  |   1304

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Yot Teerawattananon

Senior Researcher  |  Thailand  |   Replied: 30 Nov 2017 at 13:16
QALY is a common outcome measure using in cost-utility analysis. It reflects the state of health of a person or population in which the benefits, in terms of length of life, are adjusted to reflect the quality of life. One QALY is equal to 1 year of life in perfect health (i.e. the best health status that one can imagine).

Detail information about how to calculate QALYs gained from a given health intervention is available in this GEAR website. You can find it by going to this webpage and then click on ‘Find data for estimating QALYs’. The explanation will be available below the webpage.

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