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Willingness to Pay for a QALY: past, present and the future

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Helen Mason, Dr Rachel Baker, Professor Cam Donaldson


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This paper is focussed on establishing why a WTP per QALY value is needed and how such a value can be used in health care decision making. Studies which have estimated WTP per QALY values from stated preference data are reviewed and categorised into three groups. These studies are then compared within and between groups highlighting the limitations of existing studies and their suitability for use in policy making. The future of such work will be discussed noting key issues for consideration and debate. The review concludes with an expert commentary and a 5 year perspective on how this work will potentially develop.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Mason H, Baker RM, Donaldson C

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Expert Reviews of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Year: 2009

Volume: 8

Issue: 6

Pages: 575-582

ISSN (print): 1473-7167

ISSN (electronic): 1744-8379


DOI: 10.1586/14737167.8.6.575