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Title: Valuation of health states associated with age-related macular degeneration
Author: Butt, T. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7229 356X
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2015
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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