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Quality-Adjusted Life Years

"Quality-Adjusted Life Years" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Quality-Adjusted Life Years" by people in this website by year, and whether "Quality-Adjusted Life Years" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 104 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2014 and 2017
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