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Measuring Numeracy without a Math Test: Development of the Subjective Numeracy Scale
- A. Fagerlin, B. Zikmund-Fisher, P. Ubel, Aleksandra Janković, H. Derry, Dylan M. Smith
- Medical decision making : an international…
- 1 September 2007
Background. Basic numeracy skills are necessary before patients can understand the risks of medical treatments. Previous research has used objective measures, similar to mathematics tests, to… Expand
What is the price of life and why doesn't it increase at the rate of inflation?
When do patients and their physicians agree on diabetes treatment goals and strategies, and what difference does it make?
- M. Heisler, S. Vijan, R. M. Anderson, P. Ubel, S. Bernstein, T. Hofer
- Journal of General Internal Medicine
- 1 November 2003
BACKGROUND: For patients with chronic illnesses, it is hypothesized that effective patient-provider collaboration contributes to improved patient self-care by promoting greater agreement on… Expand
Assessing the economic challenges posed by orphan drugs
- M. Drummond, David A Wilson, P. Kanavos, P. Ubel, J. Rovira
- International Journal of Technology Assessment in…
- 1 January 2007
Historically, patients with rare diseases have been underserved by commercial drug development. In several jurisdictions, specific legislation has been enacted to encourage the development of drugs… Expand
Caregiving Behavior Is Associated With Decreased Mortality Risk
Traditional investigations of caregiving link it to increased caregiver morbidity and mortality, but do not disentangle the effects of providing care from those of being continuously exposed to an… Expand
American Society of Clinical Oncology guidance statement: the cost of cancer care.
- N. Meropol, D. Schrag, +5 authors L. Schnipper
- Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
- 10 August 2009
Advances in early detection, prevention, and treatment have resulted in consistently falling cancer death rates in the United States. In parallel with these advances have come significant increases… Expand
Reducing the Influence of Anecdotal Reasoning on People’s Health Care Decisions: Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Statistics?
Background . People’s treatment decisions are often influenced by anecdotal rather than statistical information. This can lead to patients making decisions based on others’ experiences rather than on… Expand
Incorporating societal concerns for fairness in numerical valuations of health programmes.
- E. Nord, J. L. Pinto, J. Richardson, P. Menzel, P. Ubel
- Economics, Medicine
- Health economics
- 1 February 1999
The paper addresses some limitations of the QALY approach and outlines a valuation procedure that may overcome these limitations. In particular, we focus on the following issues: the distinction… Expand
Helping patients decide: ten steps to better risk communication.
- A. Fagerlin, B. Zikmund-Fisher, P. Ubel
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute
- 5 October 2011
With increasing frequency, patients are being asked to make complex decisions about cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. These decisions are fraught with emotion and cognitive difficulty… Expand
The impact of the format of graphical presentation on health-related knowledge and treatment choices.
- S. Hawley, B. Zikmund-Fisher, P. Ubel, Aleksandra Jancovic, Todd Lucas, A. Fagerlin
- Psychology, Medicine
- Patient education and counseling
- 1 December 2008
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of six graph formats to impart knowledge about treatment risks/benefits to low and high numeracy individuals. METHODS Participants were randomized to receive… Expand