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Quality of Life Lost Due to Non-Fatal Road Crashes

Patricia Cubi-Molla () and Carmen Herrero ()

No 2011104, Working Papers from Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to evaluate the effect of a nonfatal road crash on the health-related quality of life of injured people. A new approach is suggested, based on the cardinalization of categorical Self-Assessed Health valuations. Health losses have been estimated by using different Time Tradeoff and Visual Analogue Scale tariffs, in order to assess the robustness of the results. The methodology is based on the existing literature about treatment effects. Our main contribution focuses on evaluating the loss of health up to one year after the non-fatal accident, for those who are noninstitutionalized, which aids the appropriate estimation of the aggregated health losses in quality-of-life terms.

Keywords: Health-related quality of life; health measurement; road crashes; scaling methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 41
Date: 2011-01
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