Lancet Global Health Article Proposes New Metric To Measure Population Health, Economic Wellbeing In SDG Era
The Lancet Global Health: Measuring health and economic wellbeing in the Sustainable Development Goals era: development of a poverty-free life expectancy metric and estimates for 90 countries
Carlos Riumallo-Herl, postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus School of Economics; David Canning, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Joshua A. Salomon, professor at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University, discuss the link between health and economic development policies in the Sustainable Development Goal era and lack of monitoring tools that measure both health and economic status. The authors “propose poverty-free life expectancy (PFLE) as a new metric that uses widely available data to provide a composite measure of population health and economic wellbeing” (August 2018).