Public Health Ethics 10 (2):176-187 (2017)

S. Andrew Schroeder
Claremont McKenna College
Summary measures of health, such as the quality-adjusted life year and disability-adjusted life year, have long been known to incorporate a number of value choices. In this paper, though, I show that the value choices in the construction of such measures extend far beyond what is generally recognized. In showing this, I hope both to improve the understanding of those measures by epidemiologists, health economists and policy-makers, and also to contribute to the general debate about the extent to which such measures should be adjusted to reflect ethical values.
Keywords QALY  DALY  health  science and values
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DOI 10.1093/phe/phw032
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