It is the lifetime that matters: public preferences over maximising health and reducing inequalities in health

Journal of Medical Ethics, 05/11/2012

1 extra year of life in full health to someone who would otherwise die at the age of 60 years is worth more than twice as much as an additional year of life to someone who would otherwise die at the age of 70 years. Such data can help inform the rationing decisions faced by all healthcare systems around the world.

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