QALY is an abbreviation for quality-adjusted life year (or quality-adjusted life-year) and is a generic measure of disease burden.


Quality of life

Qaly is a measure of the improved quality of life of a medical intervention.


Common Scoring Systems

Knee surgeons commonly use 'scoring systems' to monitor their patients before and after knee surgery.



Measurement of Quality of Life VI. Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY) is an Unfortunate Use of the Quality-of-Life Concept. Ventegodt S, Merrick J and Jorgen N. Andersen ScientificWorldJournal. 2003; 3: 1015–1019.

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