Economic evaluation and society's health values: Price and value are different

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7486.311 (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:311
  1. Peter Davies, general practitioner (npgdavies@blueyonder.co.uk)
  1. Shelf Surgery, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 7PQ

    EDITOR—I admire Coast's bravery in writing a penetrating review of health economics.1 I wonder if the problems go even deeper than she has acknowledged.

    Firstly, I do not think that society is in tune with what its health values are.2 3 Even if society is in touch with these values any individual within it changes his or her values immediately he or …

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