Quality adjusted life years (qalys), Biology

Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs)

QALYs is a measure of the benefit of a medical intervention. It is based on the number of years of life that would be added by the intervention. Each year in perfect health is assigned the value of 1.0 down to a value of 0 for death. If the extra years would not be lived in full health, for example if the patient would lose a limb, or be blind or be confined to a wheelchair, then the extra life-years are given a value between 0 and 1 to account for this.

QALYs are controversial as the measurement is used to calculate the allocation of healthcare resources based upon a ratio of cost per QALY. As a result, some people will not receive treatment as it is calculated that the benefits to their quality of life do not justify expenditures involved.

Posted Date: 12/17/2012 12:11:37 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Quality adjusted life years (qalys), Assignment Help, Ask Question on Quality adjusted life years (qalys), Get Answer, Expert's Help, Quality adjusted life years (qalys) Discussions

Write discussion on Quality adjusted life years (qalys)
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Define role of Leptin in controlling gene expression? Leptin is a protein product (containing 167 amino acids) of the ob gene expressed exclusively in the adipose tissue. This

Bud grafting A 'T' shaped incision is made on the bark of the stock. A bark is removed on either side of vertical cut. A single bud scion with a little wood is placed

Explain the Quebec Colony Counter? It is used for counting the number of colonies in a plate. Culture plate is kept on the screen which is illuminated from beneath. Counting is

Enumerate about the Halstead- Reitan battery As in the case of the Halstead- Reitan battery, one could present two theoretical bases for the Luria- Nebraska, one revolving arou

Role of Endarterectomy :  Endarterectomy is done as a semi open technique. 5-10mm long incision is made on the outer layers of the coronary artery and plain developed in 11ic thic

S w i n e fever It is also known as hog cholera and results in high fever and prostration. E t iology : Pestivirus belonging to family Togaviridae is responsi

What are the methods of foams? There are two basic methods in  the formation of foams i.e. a) whipping and b) condensation.

Explain the Population Growth? A population can grow, it can remain stable, or it can decrease in size. Measuring the size of a population over time is used to help determine t

justify the claim that paramecium is the highly evolved protozoan basing on the morphological and physiological features .

Question 1 State the basic properties of light. Discuss the special features of ultra-microscopy and phase contrast microscopy Question 2 What are ultrasonic waves.