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The value of DALY life: problems with ethics and validity of disability adjusted life years

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 20 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1398

Two errors occurred in this article by Arnesen and Nord (27 November 1999, pp 1423-5). In the figure, the numbers 0.67 and 0.33 were transposed, and in the section “The valuation procedure of the DALY approach” the words “for fairness” were omitted in the last sentence of the first paragraph, which should read “The method used in the global burden of disease project is a specific version of the person trade-off technique, which was originally developed to include concerns for fairness in the process of valuation.


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