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QALYS and DALYS as synthetic indicators of health Los QALYS y DALYS como indicadores sintéticos de salud

Authordc.contributor.authorAlvis, Nelson 
Authordc.contributor.authorValenzuela, María Teresa 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationRevista Medica de Chile, Volumen 138, Issue SUPPL. 2, 2018, Pages 83-87
Abstractdc.description.abstractThis article is a revision of the genesis and use of the health synthetic indicators QALYs and DALYs. The chronology of their appearance is shown and similarities and differences between them stated. DALYs (Disability-Adjusted Life-Years) correspond to years of life that are adjusted by a certain level of disability experienced during a particular period of time. DALYs, by studying disease burden, summarize the impact of mortality and disability related to specific disease in different communities. On the other hand, QALYs (Quality-Adjusted Life-Years) summarize health results in an indicator that combines the number of years lived with the quality of life experienced over those years. QALYs and DALYs play a crucial role as results measures in economic evaluation studies (cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis) measuring the impact of actions or specific interventions in the reversion of disease burden (DALYs) and/or the improvement of the quality of life and life expectancy of p
Publisherdc.publisherSociedad Medica de Santiago
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile
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Keywordsdc.subjectDisease burden
Keywordsdc.subjectEconomic evaluation
Títulodc.titleQALYS and DALYS as synthetic indicators of health Los QALYS y DALYS como indicadores sintéticos de salud
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