This thesis studies the applicability of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and other utility based outcome measures in medical decision making and health economics. The main conclusion will be that utility based measures are more useful to model health related behaviour than has commonly been thought.

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P.P. Wakker (Peter) , E.K.A. van Doorslaer (Eddy)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

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