Valuing health : well-being, freedom, and suffering / Daniel M. Hausman.

  • Hausman, Daniel M., 1947-
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About this work


Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]

Physical description

xviii, 267 pages ; 25 cm.


Why measure health? -- Health -- Normative conceptions of health and its measurement -- Can health be measured? -- Health measurement systems -- Well-being and the value of health -- Preferences -- Valuing health by eliciting preferences -- Health and happiness -- Qualms about valuing health by well-being -- What makes well-being measurable? -- Should health be valued by its contribution to well-being? -- The public value of health -- Measuring the public value of health states -- Putting health measures to work : population health and cost-effectiveness -- How health policy should meet the ethical challenges -- Restricted consequentialism and public policy.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-257) and index.


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    History of Medicine
    JK /HAU
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