Process utility for imaging in cerebrovascular disease.

  title={Process utility for imaging in cerebrovascular disease.},
  author={J. Shannon Swan and François Sainfort and William F. Lawrence and Vipat Kuruchittham and Thitima Kongnakorn and Dennis M. Heisey},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  volume={10 3},
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The morbidity associated with a diagnostic test can influence its cost-effectiveness, but the quantification of that morbidity is controversial. Accounting for pain and invasiveness requires the measurement of "process utility" in addition to the expected value of testing. An original time trade-off variant was applied to the imaging evaluation of cerebrovascular disease, for which differences in morbidity are important to patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A "waiting… CONTINUE READING
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