Qaly

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Raininginsanity
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Qaly

Post by Raininginsanity » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:02 am

Does anyone have a resource for quickly looking up the value of a QALY by country?

ButYouDisagree
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Re: Qaly

Post by ButYouDisagree » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:39 pm

What do you mean by "the value of a QALY"?

Averages based on revealed preferences? The amount government agencies use as cutoffs?

In the US, researchers most commonly use $50,000. Also, no one thinks this is a good cutoff. See this paper

Raininginsanity
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Re: Qaly

Post by Raininginsanity » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:02 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of averages, but apparently that is not how it is done.

Thanks for the article.

If someone were to give a hospital $10 million a year, how many QALYs is that worth...on average? All else being equal? If we were to take $10 million a year, how manys qalys is that worth...on average? All else being equal.

I suppose I am way too optimistic to assume such values exist.

archon
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Re: Qaly

Post by archon » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:16 am

I haven't ever heard of a single compiled source - but I think Scott has cited specific numbers occasionally (as determined in specific situations).

The effective altruists might know? Maybe?
"Don't be silly -- if we were meant to evolve naturally, why would God have given us subdermal implants?"

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