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Main Title Human health metrics for environmental decision support tools : lessons from health economics and decision analysis /
Author Hofstetter, Patrick ; Hammitt, J. K.
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Author Title of a Work
Hammitt, James K.
CORP Author Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Center for Risk Analysis.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/R-01/104
Stock Number PB2002-102119
OCLC Number 55878881
Subjects Environmental impact analysis--Health aspects
Additional Subjects Decision support systems ; Environmental protection ; Public health ; Health risks ; Literature review ; Recommendations ; Risk assessment ; Human health metrics ; Environmental decision support systems ; QALY(Quality adjusted life years) ; WTP(Willingness-to-pay)
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EJBD  EPA 600/R-01/104 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2004
NTIS  PB2002-102119 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Environmental decision support tools often provide information that predicts a multitude of different human health effects due to environmental stressors. Medical decision making and health economics offer a multitude of metrics that allow aggregations of these different health outcomes. This paper provides a review of this literature with special attention to aspects relevant in the environmental context. Based on a characterization of medical and environmental applications, recommendations for the use of human health metrics in different environmental decision support tools have been derived. Further, three metrics (quality adjusted life years QALYs), disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and willingness-to-pay (WTP) have been used to compare a wide range of different environmental risk factors.
"September 2001." "EPA/600/R-01/104." Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-59).