Patient preferences in prostate cancer

A clinician's guide to understanding health utilities

Karen M. Kramer, Charles L. Bennett*, A. Simon Pickard, E. Allison Lyons, Michael Wolf, June M McKoy, Sara J. Knight

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Prostate cancer treatments have positive and negative outcomes that must be taken into account when deciding how to proceed with a patient's care. One way to quickly determine a patient's preferences in this situation is to ascertain their health utilities for various health states. Health utilities are underutilized but powerful tools in aiding shared decision making between patients and physicians. This review is intended to inform physicians about the different techniques available, help the physician choose among them, and aid initial development of utilities for use in the clinic by way of the tables' references. A brief history, summary of applications and current directions of health utilities, and collection of references are provided to increase the reader's overall knowledge of health utilities and encourage their use in the clinic. Ultimately, the use and choice of one of these direct preference-based measures depends on the needs of the physician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Prostate Cancer
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Introductory guide
  • Standard gamble
  • Time tradeoff
  • Utility review
  • Visual analog scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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Kramer, Karen M. ; Bennett, Charles L. ; Pickard, A. Simon ; Lyons, E. Allison ; Wolf, Michael ; McKoy, June M ; Knight, Sara J. / Patient preferences in prostate cancer : A clinician's guide to understanding health utilities. In: Clinical Prostate Cancer. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 15-23.
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Patient preferences in prostate cancer : A clinician's guide to understanding health utilities. / Kramer, Karen M.; Bennett, Charles L.; Pickard, A. Simon; Lyons, E. Allison; Wolf, Michael; McKoy, June M; Knight, Sara J.

In: Clinical Prostate Cancer, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.01.2005, p. 15-23.

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