Special Issue "Health Related Quality of Life in Health Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a cornerstone in the assessment of interventions in healthcare. Whether generic of specific, many instruments have been developed to ensure that clinical studies consider the needs of patients. This can be used to demonstrate the efficacy of a new technology, to document the burden associated to a given disease, or to help decision-makers. In health economics, it is also useful to perform cost-effectiveness and cost-utility studies by considering the preferences of patients. To date, plenty of research is conducted in this field and relates, for example, to the choice of the instrument, methodological development, ability to capture specific health dimensions, etc. This Topical Collection is open to the subject area of health-related quality of life in health care. The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.
Dr. Thomas G. Poder
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- Health-related quality of life
- Quality-adjusted life-year
- Health preference
- Health technology assessment
- Health care
- Health economics
- Decision making
- Patient-oriented research