Definitions for quality-adjusted life years

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Quality-Adjusted Life Years

    A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)


  1. Quality-adjusted life year

    The quality-adjusted life year or quality-adjusted life-year is a generic measure of disease burden, including both the quality and the quantity of life lived. It is used in assessing the value for money of a medical intervention. One QALY equates to one year in perfect health. If an individual's health is below this maximum, QALYs are accrued at a rate of less than 1 per year. To be dead is associated with 0 QALYs, and in some circumstances it is possible to accrue negative QALYs to reflect health states deemed 'worse than dead'.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quality-adjusted life years in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quality-adjusted life years in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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