Table 3

Who is worst off

Previous well-beingPrevious average HRQoLExpected lifetime well-beingExpected lifetime QALYsHRQoL in the immediate future
Indigent Very low 0.85 Very low 540.8
Injured poorMedium0.8Low 50 0.65
Rich disabledMedium 0.75 Medium high700.75
Newly afflictedHigh0.99Medium high75 0.4
  • HRQoL,┬áhealth-related quality of life; QALYs, quality-adjusted life years. The italicized and underlined entries indicate the worst off in the column.