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Valuation of Health States Associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration

Butt, TJ; (2015) Valuation of Health States Associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Economic evaluation of health technology using cost-utility analysis (CUA) normally applies an extra-welfarist framework in which health, the unit of effectiveness, is maximised. Typically, health status is measured by health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaires to define health states. Preferences for health states are valued on a utility scale and combined with the time spent in the state to calculate quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). This thesis develops methods for measuring and valuing health using the case of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), where there are limitations with current methods for calculating QALYs.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Valuation of Health States Associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Third party copyright material has been removed from ethesis.
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471706
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