What is a human life worth?
- Extra Reading
Choice is a marker of freedom, but also a consequence of limited resources. Because choices about health follow from evaluation, we now inhabit a world of DALYs and discounts, where the interval between birth and death is a "statistical life". Does this fixation about measurement lead to the best decisions about improving health? Or is cost-effectiveness just the price of everything divided by the value of nothing?
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This event was on Thu, 24 Apr 2008
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