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A note on validating Wagstaft and van Doorslaer's health measure in the analysis of inequalities in health

Gerdtham, U. G. LU ; Johannesson, M.; Lundberg, L. LU and Isacson, D. (1999) In Journal of Health Economics 18(1). p.117-124
Abstract

The aim of this note is to validate Wagstaff and van Doorslaer's approach of constructing a continuous health measure to be used in the analysis of inequalities in health. We calculate health concentration indices for Uppsala County in Sweden based on three different health status measures: health measured according to the WvD approach based on a self-assessed categorical health measure, health measured by the rating scale method, and health measured by the time trade-off method. The concentration index does not differ significantly for the three health status measures, and our results thus support the validity of the WvD method.

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Health inequality, Rating scale, Time trade-off
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Journal of Health Economics
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18
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1
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8 pages
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Elsevier
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0167-6296
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10.1016/S0167-6296(98)00041-1
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English
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  author       = {Gerdtham, U. G. and Johannesson, M. and Lundberg, L. and Isacson, D.},
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  keyword      = {Health inequality,Rating scale,Time trade-off},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {117--124},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Health Economics},
  title        = {A note on validating Wagstaft and van Doorslaer's health measure in the analysis of inequalities in health},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6296(98)00041-1},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {1999},
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