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ABSTRACT: The Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Committee to Evaluate Measures of Health Benefits for Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation commissioned three case studies as part of its investigations related to the use of cost-effectiveness analysis to assess the impacts of economically significant federal health and safety regulations. These case studies allowed the Committee to explore the application of alternative approaches to estimating health-related quality of life (HRQL) impacts in the regulatory context, and were one of many inputs into its deliberations. This report provides a detailed account of the Committee's first case study, which addresses the National Highway Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) 1999 regulation requiring anchoring systems for child restraints. We selected this regulation as one of the Committee's case studies so that we could explore issues related to valuing effects on children as well as alternative approaches for assessing the impacts of injuries.
Lisa A Robinson.