Quality of life utilities for pelvic inflammatory disease health states.

  title={Quality of life utilities for pelvic inflammatory disease health states.},
  author={Kenneth J. Smith and Joel Tsevat and Roberta B. Ness and Harold C. Wiesenfeld and Mark S. Roberts},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  volume={35 3},
PURPOSE Quality of life utilities for health states associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) have been estimated but not directly measured. Utilities for PID could have important implications on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent and manage this disease. METHODS We obtained, in women with versus without a history of PID, visual analogue scale (VAS) and time-tradeoff (TTO) valuations for 5 PID-associated health states: ambulatory PID treatment, hospital PID treatment… CONTINUE READING

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