Quality of Life Research

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 162–164 | Cite as

Comparison of two methods of calculating Quality-adjusted Life Years

  • T. G. Ganiats
  • D. K. Browner
  • R. M. Kaplan
Research Papers


This paper compares two methods for calculating QALYs using quality of life data from a clinical trial. The methods produced similar results in the population as a whole, but they gave different results in a large subset. Different methods for calculating QALYs may give different results, and care should be taken to select the correct method.

Key words

Quality-adjusted life years quality of life Quality of Well-being scale 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. G. Ganiats
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. K. Browner
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. M. Kaplan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine Department of Family and Preventive MedicineUniversity of California San Diego (UCSD)San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.the UCSD Health Outcomes Assessment ProgramSan DiegoUSA

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