Cardinal Scales for Health Evaluation

Charles M. Harvey, Lars Peter Østerdal

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Resumé

Policy studies often evaluate health for an individual or for a population by using measurement scales that are ordinal scales or expected-utility scales. This paper develops scales of a different type, commonly called cardinal scales, that measure changes in health. Also, we argue that cardinal scales provide a meaningful and useful means of evaluating health policies. Thus, we develop a means of using the perspective of early neoclassical welfare economics as an alternative to ordinalist and expected-utility perspectives.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDecision Analysis
Vol/bind7
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)256-281
ISSN1545-8490
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2010
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Cardinal utility
  • Health scales
  • Neoclassical welfare economics
  • Population health
  • Preference intensity
  • Social welfare

Citer dette

Harvey, Charles M. ; Østerdal, Lars Peter. / Cardinal Scales for Health Evaluation. I: Decision Analysis. 2010 ; Bind 7, Nr. 3. s. 256-281.
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