QALY
Quality adjusted life year, a year of life adjusted for its quality or its value. A year in perfect health is considered equal to 1.0 QALY. The value of a year in ill health would be discounted. For example, a year bedridden might have a value equal to 0.5 QALY.
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Acronym for quality-adjusted life years, an adjustment that allows for prevalence of activity limitation.
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quality-adjusted life year

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  • Quality adjusted life year (QALY) — A year of life adjusted for its quality or its value. A year in perfect health is considered equal to 1.0 QALY. The value of a year in ill health would be discounted. For example, a year bedridden might have a value equal to 0.5 QALY …   Medical dictionary

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