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Raemon comments on We care about WALYs not QALYs - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Raemon 14 November 2015 03:30:09PM 6 points [-]

Hmm. I sort of thought "Quality Adjusted Life Year" effectively conveyed the thing I wanted (as opposed to Disability Adjusted Lifeyear, which definitely didn't)

In any case, if people are getting confused on that point, WALY seems to be good as a term to hold in reserve to explain to people who think we're all about health. (I think if we just popularized it as a new term, especially if we hadn't worked out any way to actually measure things other than health in a robust fashion, it'd just end up with the same problems as QALY)

Comment author: Ben_Todd 16 November 2015 02:31:35PM 0 points [-]

Agree - added a clarification at the bottom of the main post.