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Cost-effectiveness analysis in health care based on the capability approach.

Authors
  • Gandjour, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Ärzte des Öffentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
76
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1355421
PMID: 24165915
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is well known that Sen's capability approach and preference utilitarianism have different distributional values. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how Sen's capability approach might be operationalised for allocation decisions and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care. The paper identifies several requirements for measuring health or well-being in line with the capability approach. Among them is the need for objective assessments of capabilities. This paper also shows that from the perspective of the capability approach a portion of productivity changes are irrelevant for allocation decisions.

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