A quality-of-life method for estimating the value of avoided morbidity
French, M., & Mauskopf, J. (1992). A quality-of-life method for estimating the value of avoided morbidity. American Journal of Public Health, 82(11), 1553-1555.
We developed a quality-of-life method for valuing changes in health status. Our model determines changes in health attributes for different illnesses and then estimates the dollar value of the corresponding welfare losses. We used our quality-of-life approach to estimate willingness to pay to avoid asthma, a headache, a cough, bronchitis, and arthritis. Estimates derived using our method are similar to those obtained from more expensive and restrictive traditional methods