The new analysis calculates the ER-SPC results in quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), a measure the researchers based on health states ranging from "death or worst imaginable health" to full health and on treatment-related complications such as urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction.
What does QALY stand for?
QALY stands for Quality-Adjusted Life-Year (score)
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
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We have 5 other meanings of QALY in our Acronym Attic
- Quality Letter of Instruction
- Queensland Association of Landscape Industries (Australia)
- Queen Anne Little League (Seattle, WA)
- Quality-Adjusted Life Month (health measurement)
- Information Request to Departure Station
- Queensland Amputee Limb Service (Queensland, Australia)
- Quality Assurance and Learning and Teaching Committee
- Quantitative Accelerated Life Testing
- Quality Assurance Lot Verification Testing
- Quality-Adjusted Life Week (clinical trials)
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In recent years, NICE has denied approval to a small number of high-cost cancer drugs, primarily on grounds that their costs greatly exceeded NICE's threshold of 30,000 [pounds sterling] per quality-adjusted life-year saved.
With 75% coverage and an assumption of complete, lifelong vaccine efficacy, routine HPV vaccination of 12-year-old girls was consistently less than $50,000 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) gained, compared with screening alone.
Using patient data prospectively collected during the course of the 28-day, multicenter, phase III PROWESS clinical trial, the researchers determined that drotrecogin alfa (activated) costs $48,800 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY).
The concept of cost per quality-adjusted life-year as a guideline for resource allocation is founded on six ethical assumptions: * Quality of life can be accurately measured and used.
Age-based screening would extend lives at relatively low cost of $25,279 per quality-adjusted life-year gained; 1.
In simple terms, the cost for a quality-adjusted life-year gained is the price "to buy 1 year of life in essentially perfect health," he explained.
Screening lipid levels in a 52-year-old woman and treating her for an LDL level greater than 160 mg/dL costs about $400,000 per quality-adjusted life-year.