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Income-related inequality in life-years and quality-adjusted life-years

Gerdtham, Ulf G. LU and Johannesson, Magnus LU (2000) In Journal of Health Economics 19(6). p.1007-1026
Abstract

We estimate the income-related inequality in Sweden with respect to life-years and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). We use a large data set from Sweden with over 40,000 individuals followed up for 10-16 years, to estimate the survival and quality-adjusted survival in different income groups. For both life-years and QALYs, we discover inequalities in health favouring the higher income groups. For men (women) in the youngest age-group (20-29 years), the number of QALYs is 43.7 (45.7) in the lowest income decile and 47.2 (49.0) in the highest income decile. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Health inequality, Income, Mortality, QALYs
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Journal of Health Economics
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Elsevier
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0167-6296
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10.1016/S0167-6296(00)00055-2
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  author       = {Gerdtham, Ulf G. and Johannesson, Magnus},
  issn         = {0167-6296},
  keyword      = {Health inequality,Income,Mortality,QALYs},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1007--1026},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Health Economics},
  title        = {Income-related inequality in life-years and quality-adjusted life-years},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6296(00)00055-2},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2000},
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