How long do we want to live and at what cost?

Br J Cardiol 2006;13:165-7 Leave a comment
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How much would you pay for an extra year of life? What if it was only a few months or even a few weeks? How much would you pay to stop a myocardial infarction (MI) happening to a close family member? As healthcare expenditure tries to grow faster than gross domestic product, these are questions increasingly being faced, incredible though it may seem, leaving difficult decisions.

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