Can QALYs Restrict Patient Access?

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2m99HRk on September 23, 2019 at 12:41PM

A recent post on The Academic Health Economists’ Blog explores the nature of the quality-life year adjusted metric, and spotlights a recent video by a group which suggests the metric used in value assessments could actually hamper patient access.

The video was published on YouTube by ValueOurHealth.org, a patient organization opposed to discriminatory practices.

“The use of flawed, discriminatory value assessments could threaten access to care for patients with chronic illnesses and people with disabilities,” the group states on its website. “These assessments place a value on the life of a human based on their health status and assume every patient will respond the same way to treatments.”

To read the blog post and watch the video, click here.

Click here to learn more about the group.