Changes in quality-adjusted life expectancy in Belgium, 2013 and 2018

Last updated on 17-12-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Introduction. No information is available in Belgium on life expectancy adjusted for health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) captures the multidimensionality of health by accounting for losses in mortality and HRQoL linked to physical, mental, and social impairments. The objective of this study is to estimate for Belgium QALE, the changes in QALE between 2013 and 2018 and the contribution of mortality, HRQoL and its dimensions to this trend. Methods. The Belgian Health Interview Survey (BHIS), a representative sample of the general population, incl…

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