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Self-assessed health (SAH) is a widely used measure in public health research. The World Health Organization in 1996 recommended the use of SAH as one of the main indicators for monitoring the health and quality of life of the population. However, SAH is a subjective indicator and subject to bias stemming from individual characteristics and external factors. In this review paper, we classify self-reported health and the sources of potential bias in this measure which must be considered by academic researchers as well as in the evaluation and comparison of these indicators.

About the Authors

C. J. Gerry
The St. Antony’s College, Oxford University; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
United Kingdom

Gerry Christopher John – PhD, Professor of Russian and Eurasian Political Economy, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Governing Fellow of St Antony’s College OU; Head of the International Laboratory of Health Reform Economics, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting  RPANEPAd.

62 Woodstock Road, Oxford; prosp. Vernadskogo, 82, Moscow,119571

V. M. Baydin
Research Financial Institution of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Federal State Budget Institution
Russian Federation

Valerii Mikhailovich Baidin – probationer.

Nastasyinsky per., 3-2,Moscow, 127006


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For citation:

Gerry C.J., Baydin V.M. SOURCES OF BIAS IN SELF-ASSESSED HEALTH. FARMAKOEKONOMIKA. Modern Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology. 2017;10(4):31-36. (In Russ.)

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