Conservative versus aggressive follow up of mildly abnormal Pap smears: testing for process utility.

@article{Birch2003ConservativeVA,
  title={Conservative versus aggressive follow up of mildly abnormal Pap smears: testing for process utility.},
  author={Stephen Birch and Joy A Melnikow and Miriam Kuppermann},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={879-84}
}
Economic evaluation generally limits outcome measurement to the valuation of health outcomes produced by interventions without considering the impact of processes on utility. We test for process utility by comparing utility measurements for alternative approaches to managing abnormal Pap smears in the context of a fixed outcome. The impact of health care… CONTINUE READING