What does QALY mean in Medical?

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quality-adjusted life years


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What does QALY mean?

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)

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