Measuring health burden without discriminating against the disabled

Esposito, Lucio and Hassoun, Nicole (2017) Measuring health burden without discriminating against the disabled. Journal of Public Health, 39 (3). 633–639. ISSN 1741-3842

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This paper addresses an ethical implication of some health metrics used for evaluating population health, with particular reference to the Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY). Specifically, the paper considers the concern that, such measures may discriminate against the disabled. An analysis of this problem is offered, alongside the formulation of three principles upon which an alternative measure is developed –the Ethically Adjusted Life Year (EALY).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: health measures,disability discrimination,daly,health interventions,global burden of disease
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:06
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 00:01
DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw072

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