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What Is QALY and How Do Scientists Use It to Make Better Decisions?

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QALY, or Quality-Adjusted Life Years, is a way to measure the benefits of medical treatments and health care.

If there were two treatments for a disease, and one treatment had fewer side effects or was easier to take than another treatment, but it also worked less well, which would you choose?




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