Source: Journal of Pain and Sympton Management, 2009, 38;1, p.81-6 08853924 Follow this link for abstract.
Date of publication: July 2009
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: This article assesses the possible reasons for the paradox that arises when the most widely used measure of outcomes, the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) is employed when assessing complex interventions, such as palliative care. Other possible approaches leading to the development of a palliative care yardstick (PalY) are explored.
Length of publication: 5 pages
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Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence