Health-adjusted Life-expectancy

Definitions

Health Economics

  • Health-adjusted life-expectancy (HALE) is life expectancy weighted or adjusted for the level of health-related quality of life. The average number of years that a person in a given jurisdiction can expect to live in full health by taking into account years lived in less than full health due to disease and/or injury. It is the basic indicator of population health levels used by the World Health Organization.
  • acronymHALE
    (written as health-adjusted life-expectancy)
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