Measuring QALYs for HTA and Health Policy Decision Making: Bridging the Gap Between Power and Act

  • José-María Abellán-Perpiñán


‘Dynamic’ and ‘energy’ are two modern words coming from the Ancient Greek words ‘dunamis’ and ‘energeia’, respectively. In times of Aristotle these terms described the tension between potency and actuality. Something can exist potentially in the sense that there is the capability that allows it to become real. In contrast, actuality denotes the fulfilment of that potentiality. Therefore, the dichotomy power-act finishes when, thanks to an activity, something merely possible becomes fully actual.


Expect Utility Health Technology Assessment Prospect Theory Loss Aversion Standard Gamble 
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  • José-María Abellán-Perpiñán
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  1. 1.University of MurciaMurciaSpain

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