Breast cancer patients' attitudes about rationing postlumpectomy radiation therapy: applicability of trade-off methods to policy-making.

@article{Palda1997BreastCP,
  title={Breast cancer patients' attitudes about rationing postlumpectomy radiation therapy: applicability of trade-off methods to policy-making.},
  author={Valerie A. Palda and Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas and Robert G Mackenzie and Kathleen I. Pritchard and C. David Naylor},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={3192-200}
}
PURPOSE Along with evidence, clinical policies must take patients' values into account. Particularly where evidence is limited and where assumptions of utility-maximizing behavior may not be valid, new methods such as trade-off techniques (TOTs), which allow elicitation of patients' treatment alternatives, might be useful in policy formulation. We used TOTs to assess breast cancer patients' attitudes toward two clinical policies designed to ration adjuvant postlumpectomy breast radiation… CONTINUE READING