Valuing morbidity: an integration of the willingness-to-pay and health-status index literatures

J Health Econ. 1997 Dec;16(6):641-65. doi: 10.1016/s0167-6296(97)00012-x.


Placing dollar values on human health has long been a controversial aspect of policy analysis and remains difficult given the relatively small number of morbidity-valuation studies available. By combining both the economic and health literature, this paper offers an alternative approach to morbidity valuation and provides estimates for a wide range of short-term health conditions.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Consumer Behavior / economics
  • Health Policy / economics
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Humans
  • Models, Economic*
  • Morbidity*
  • Value of Life*