Disability-adjusted Life-expectancy

Definitions

Health Economics

  • Disability-adjusted Life-expectancy is a measure of healthy life expectancy developed by the World Health Organization. Years of expected ill-health are weighted according to severity and subtracted from the expected overall life expectancy to give the equivalent years of healthy life. DALE was developed to facilitate international comparisons of health and health outcomes.
  • acronymDALE
    (written as disability-adjusted life-expectancy)
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