Parents' utilities for outcomes of occult bacteremia.

  title={Parents' utilities for outcomes of occult bacteremia.},
  author={Jonathan Eric Bennett and Walton Sumner and Stephen M. Downs and David M. Jaffe},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={154 1},
OBJECTIVE To describe parents' values for outcomes of occult bacteremia using utility assessment, a quantitative method that incorporates risk preference. DESIGN Computer-based utility assessment interview. SETTING Urban children's hospital pediatric emergency department with 50 000 visits annually. PARTICIPANTS Convenience sample of parents presenting with a child between 3 and 36 months. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Parents' utility values for 8 outcomes from treatment of occult bacteremia… CONTINUE READING