Medical decision-making and the patient: understanding preference patterns for growth hormone therapy using conjoint analysis.

@article{Singh1998MedicalDA,
  title={Medical decision-making and the patient: understanding preference patterns for growth hormone therapy using conjoint analysis.},
  author={Jagdip Singh and Leona Cuttler and Mannsoo Shin and J. B. Silvers and Duncan Neuhauser},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 8 Suppl},
  pages={
          AS31-45
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study examines two questions that relate to patients' role in medical decision making: (1) Do patients utilize multiple attributes in evaluating different treatment options?, and (2) Do patient treatment preferences evidence heterogeneity and disparate patterns? Although research has examined these questions by using either individual- or aggregate-level approaches, the authors demonstrate an intermediate level approach (ie, relating to patient subgroups). METHODS The authors… CONTINUE READING

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