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Balancing societal costs and users' quality of life - priority setting of interventions for the hard-of-hearing
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Department of Health and Society.
2003 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 42, S9-S12 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, the need for priority setting in rehabilitation, especially in audiology, and various approaches to providing information for priority setting are discussed. A set of outcome measures is proposed, and their applicbility to vertical and horizontal prioritization are considered. Two types of measures are proposed: individual problems assessment. and utility analysis. Results from a European multicentre study and a Swedish study illustrate the performance of the measures in the areas of mobility, hearing, and speech communication. For rehabilitation in the hard-of-hearing, the two types of measures provide different kinds of information, illustrated by the results of simultaneous use of the instruments.

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2003. Vol. 42, S9-S12 p.
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hearing devices, cost-effectiveness, priority setting, outcomes, quality of life
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-48590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-48590DiVA: diva2:269486
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12

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