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2022 Dec 17

Arch Public Health



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


Scohy A, Charafeddine R, Van Wilder L, Van Oyen H, De Smedt D, Devleesschauwer B
Arch Public Health. 2022 Dec 17; 80(1):254.
PMID: 36527095.


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.