Chapter 9. Health-Related Quality of Life and Health Economic Evaluation

  1. Allan Hackshaw Deputy Director1,2

Published Online: 29 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311723.ch9

A Concise Guide to Clinical Trials

A Concise Guide to Clinical Trials

How to Cite

Hackshaw, A. (2009) Health-Related Quality of Life and Health Economic Evaluation, in A Concise Guide to Clinical Trials, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311723.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cancer Research, UK

  2. 2

    UCL Cancer Trials Centre, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167741

Online ISBN: 9781444311723

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Keywords:

  • health-related quality of life (QoL) – examines the effect of a new intervention from the subject's own experience;
  • QoL instruments;
  • validated QoL instrument – judged to measure what it is supposed to measure;
  • quality qdjusted life year (QALY);
  • cost-utility analysis – produces a financial cost per quality of life year gained

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Health-related quality of life

  • Health economic evaluation

  • Summary

  • References

  • Further reading