Measuring health burden without discriminating against the disabled

Lucio Esposito, Nicole Hassoun (Lead Author)

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This paper addresses an ethical implication of some health metrics used for evaluating population health, with particular reference to the Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY). Specifically, the paper considers the concern that, such measures may discriminate against the disabled. An analysis of this problem is offered, alongside the formulation of three principles upon which an alternative measure is developed –the Ethically Adjusted Life Year (EALY).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633–639
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Public Health
Issue number3
Early online date8 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017


  • Health measures
  • Disability discrimination
  • DALY
  • Health interventions
  • Global burden of disease

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