Posts Tagged ‘QALY’

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August 3rd, 2011

Podcast 127: Why QALYs matter

This time we talk with Dr. Katia Noyes, first author on a study of the cost-effectiveness of disease-modifying drugs in multiple sclerosis. If you don’t treat MS, don’t think that the topic is irrelevant. Noyes brings the issues of cost-effectiveness and the dreaded QALY into focus for clinicians who see patients. After all, medical costs […]


October 25th, 2009

Podcast 62: A conversation with Jane Kim about cost-effectiveness of vaccinating women with HPV vaccine after age 30.

The FDA seems set to announce a decision about vaccinating women past age 25 for HPV. A paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week indicates that such a strategy wouldn’t be cost-effective. Don’t be put off by “cost-effectiveness” or by the fact that we actually discuss “QALY”s. It’s all good. We’ve got Harvard […]


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