QALYs in 2018—Advantages and Concerns

June 26, 2018, Vol 319, No. 24, Pages 2453-2566

QALYs in 2018—Advantages and Concerns
Peter J. Neumann, ScD; Joshua T. Cohen, PhD
JAMA. 2018;319(24):2473-2474. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6072
This Viewpoint reviews the rationale for measuring health outcomes using quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and discusses the advantages and limitations of the measure and its role in attempts to define and promote the practice of high-value medicine.