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Health-related quality of life and the patient with chronic kidney disease

Fredric O Finkelstein and Susan H Finkelstein

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Based on the definition provided by the World Health Organization, quality of life is an individual's perception of their position in life placed in the context of the culture and value systems in ... More


Using health and subjective well-being for quality of life measurement: a review

Robert A. Cummins and Anna L.D. Lau

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on the relevance of SWB as a possible policy goal, and examines issues of measurement. It reviews and critiques different measures of health and well-being and explains the ... More


Health Measurement Systems

Daniel M. Hausman

in Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses three generic health measures, the HUI(3) (Health Utilities Index, Mark 3), the EQ-5D, and the methods employed in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) carried ... More


Benefits from improved health

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter starts with an inquiry into the nature of different outcome measures that are being used in the medical literature, emphasizing an important distinction between incommensurable versus ... More


Health and healthcare

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 1 provides a contextual frame for the book. An inquiry into the key concepts of health and healthcare is followed by an illustration of the general health production function, that is, the ... More


Theoretical Foundations of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health and Medicine

David O. Meltzer, Anirban Basu, and Mark J. Sculpher

in Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492939
eISBN:
9780190492960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492939.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter considers the foundations of cost-effectiveness analysis in constrained optimization, highlighting questions that this framework raises about objectives to be maximized, constraints to ... More


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