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What does QUALY stand for?

QUALY stands for Quality-Adjusted Life Year (health policies, insurance)

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The method, called quality-adjusted life years (QALY), fails to reflect personal differences about medical outcomes, they said.
RELATED ARTICLE: VITALS Major Finding: Coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with diabetes and multivessel disease had an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $8,132 per quality-adjusted life year gained.
The researchers collected data from 824 participants over a 12-month period, and measured their quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), a measure of the quality and quantity of life added by an intervention.
As the percentage of obese adults in the United States shot up by 90 percent in 16 years, from 14 percent in 1993 to 27 percent two years ago, the number of quality-adjusted life years lost because of obesity more than doubled, said the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
As the percentage of obese adults in the United States shot up by 90 percent in 16 years, from 14 percent in 1993 to 27 percent two years ago, the number of quality-adjusted life years lost because of obesity more than doubled, said the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
This reduction in disease would have resulted in a net savings of $1,671,387 for chlamydia and $4,163,534 for gonorrhea, and a combined gain of 453 quality-adjusted life years.