Patient and community preferences for outcomes in prostate cancer: implications for clinical policy.

@article{Krahn2003PatientAC,
  title={Patient and community preferences for outcomes in prostate cancer: implications for clinical policy.},
  author={Murray D. Krahn and Paul Ritvo and Jane Irvine and George Tomlinson and Karen E Bremner and Andrea Bezjak and John Trachtenberg and Gary Naglie},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={153-64}
}
BACKGROUND Preferences, or utilities, for health outcomes are central in prostate cancer decision-making. Utilities can be elicited directly from patients using standard techniques, or indirectly, using questionnaires that incorporate preference weights from community members. OBJECTIVES To evaluate directly elicited and indirectly elicited (questionnaire-derived, community-weighted) utilities for prostate cancer outcomes and the effects of sexual, urinary, and bowel dysfunction on them… CONTINUE READING

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