Introduction to Effectiveness, Patient Preferences, and Utilities
Josephine Jacobs, PhD, MSc
Seminar date: 2/14/2018
Description: Cost-effectiveness analysis measures the benefit or health outcome of an intervention in natural units (like a flu episode avoided) or in the quality-of-life improvement, defined by the quality-adjusted life year or QALY. This class will provide an introduction to the concepts of QALYs and preference measurement, and will include a description of the most common techniques used for measuring QALYs in economic evaluations.