The Measurement Process

  • Richard G. Brooks
Part of the Economic Issues in Health Care book series


It was pointed out in Chapter 2 that in developing a health status measure essentially three steps are required:
  1. 1.

    The choice of dimensions/items/descriptors for inclusion in the measure.

  2. 2.

    The ‘scaling’, measurement, or valuation of these dimensions.

  3. 3.

    Some ethically appropriate rule for aggregating individual valuations determined in the scaling process.



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© Richard G. Brooks 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard G. Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of StrathclydeUK

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