Letters Valuing health directly

WHO values health directly

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3503 (Published 01 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3503
  1. Paul Kowal, scientist1,
  2. Somnath Chatterji, team leader and medical officer1
  1. 1Multi-Country Studies unit, Department of Health Statistics and Informatics, World Health Organization (IER/HSI/MCS), 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
  1. kowalp{at}who.int

    The World Health Organization has a pathway to measure and value health.1

    From 2002 to 2004 it asked over 300 000 people across 70 countries to value different health states using a visual analogue scale, supplementing this with studies comparing direct and indirect valuation methods.2 3 Using this information and guided by burden …

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