An evaluation of patients' willingness to trade symptom-free days for asthma-related treatment risks: a discrete choice experiment.

@article{McTaggartCowan2008AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of patients' willingness to trade symptom-free days for asthma-related treatment risks: a discrete choice experiment.},
  author={Helen M. McTaggart-Cowan and Peilin Shi and J Mark FitzGerald and Aslam Hayat Anis and Jacek A. Kopec and Tony R. Bai and Judith A. Soon and Larry Lynd},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={630-8}
}
BACKGROUND Not taking treatment preferences into account may lead to patients' inappropriate use of asthma treatments. The objective of this study was to quantify these preferences, in terms of risk-benefits trade-offs, for six asthma treatment attributes using a discrete choice experiment (DCE). METHODS Adult asthma patients (n = 157) participated in the study. The custom-designed DCE measured preferences for treatment effectiveness (symptom-free days), potential risk (oral thrush and tremor… CONTINUE READING

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