QALYfying the value of life.

J. Harris

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    This paper argues that the Quality Adjusted Life Year or QALY is fatally flawed as a way of priority setting in health care and of dealing with the problem of scarce resources. In addition to showing why this is so the paper sets out a view of the moral constraints that govern the allocation of health resources and suggests reasons for a new attitude to the health budget.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-123
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1987


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