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The value of extending life at its end: Health care allocation in the presence of learning spillovers
Discussion paper / Internet publication
 
ID 4480790
Author(s) Hintermann, Beat; Minke, Matthias
Author(s) at UniBasel Moret, Claudia
Hintermann, Beat
Minke, Matthias
Year 2018
Month and day 06-05
Title The value of extending life at its end: Health care allocation in the presence of learning spillovers
Series title WWZ Working Papers
Volume 2018
Number 15
Pages 43
Publisher / Institution WWZ
Keywords End of life; allocation of health resources; learning spillovers
Abstract We investigate the social value of medical interventions at the end of life that tend to have a high cost-benefit ratio. We model the optimal allocation of health resources across a continuum of diseases that dier by severity and treatment options, and extend it to allow for learning spillovers between treatments. We calibrate our model to admissions to intensive care units in Switzerland. Cancer treatments associated with learning spillovers that decrease the mortality for non-cancer patients by 1 percentage point justify a costbenefit ratio per additional life-year of 1.78.
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