Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
URZUA M, ALFONSO. Health related quality of life: Conceptual elements. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.3, pp. 358-365. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872010000300017.
Health related Quality of Life is commonly used as a subjective assessment of health status. This article is a review of theoretical concepts about quality of life. Some models are proposed and general issues about it measurement are analyzed. Information about health related quality of life helps for decision making about health care both in clinical and public care settings.
Palabras clave : Delivery of health care; Lyfe style; Quality of Life.