To examine the validity of the additive quality-adjusted life year model used to evaluate a multiphase health state, data from a pilot study of mammography were used to determine whether the values assigned to a multiphase postmastectorny health state could be estimated from a combination of the independently rated constituent health state values. The results suggest that they cannot.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1996|