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Equivalent Income and Fair Evaluation of Health Care

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We argue that the economic evaluation of health care (cost–benefit analysis) should respect individual preferences and should incorporate distributional considerations. Relying on individual preferences does not imply subjective welfarism. We propose a particular non-welfarist approach, based on the concept of equivalent income, and show how it helps to define distributional weights. We illustrate the feasibility of our approach with empirical results from a pilot survey.

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hal-01499635 , version 1 (31-03-2017)

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Marc Fleurbaey, Stephane Luchini, Christophe Muller, Erik Schokkaert. Equivalent Income and Fair Evaluation of Health Care. Health Economics, 2013, 22 (6), pp.711--729. ⟨10.1002/hec.2859⟩. ⟨hal-01499635⟩
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