The field of health care technology assessment focuses on the use of medical technologies--their impacts on safety, efficacy, and effectiveness; cost-effectiveness and cost benefit; quality; and their social, legal, and ethical implications. This wide-ranging monograph addresses some of the gaps in understanding health status and quality of life, such as the use of quality-of-life measures in technology assessment, organ transplantation, and pharmaceutical trials. One chapter provides basic references for the technical attributes of many established measures and some lesser known ones. The final chapter offers recommendations concerning the appropriate applications of these measures and highlights areas for cooperative research.
Table of Contents
|1. Conceptual Background and Issues in Quality of Life||1-6|
|2. The Use of Quality-of-Life Measures in Technology Assessment||7-44|
|3. Quality-of-Life Measures in Liver Transplantation||45-50|
|4. Quality-of-Life Measures and Methods Used to Study Antihypertensive Medications||51-54|
|5. The Use of Quality-of-Life Measures in the Private Sector||55-64|
|6. Assessing Quality of Life: Measures and Utility||65-115|
|7. Applications of Quality-of-Life Measures and Areas for Cooperative Research||116-118|
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