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A subset of CEA because the outcomes are  assessed using a special type of clinical  outcome measure, usually the quality- adjusted life year (QALY) CUA takes patient preferences also referred  to as utilities into account when measuring  health consequences Unlike CEA, CUA can be used to compare  different types of health outcomes and  disease with multiple outcomes of interest
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When calculating QALYs, I year of life in  perfect health has a score of 1.0 QALY If a person’s health is diminished by disease  or treatment, 1 year of life in this state is  valued at less than 1.0 QALY Perfect health is assigned 1.0 per year and  death is assigned 0.0 per year Researchers point out that there are disease  states worse than death, so negative QALYs  may be needed to depict these values 
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Develop a description of each disease state  or condition of interest Choose the method for determining utilities Choose subjects who will determine utilities Multiply utilities by the length of life for each  option to obtain QALYs
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Rating scale (RS) Standard gamble (SG) Time trade off (TTO)
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Consists of a line on a page with scaled  markings, somewhat like a thermometer with  perfect health at the top (100) and death at  bottom (0).
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2011 for the course ECON 2201 taught by Professor Nair during the Spring '11 term at St. John's.

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