Using QALYs versus DALYs to measure cost-effectiveness: How much does it matter?
Hot off the press!
The International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care publishes as an article authored by Xue Feng and others on the comparative use of QALYS vs DALYS to measure cost-effectiveness.
A sharp perspective to which Dr Dan Ollendorf from Tufts contributed. Interested? Check out the conclusions:
Our results suggest that although QALY- and DALY-based ratios for the same intervention can differ, differences tend to be modest and do not materially affect comparisons to common cost-effectiveness thresholds.
Interested in reading more?