Utilities should not be multiplied: evidence from the preference-based scores in the United States.

@article{Fu2008UtilitiesSN,
  title={Utilities should not be multiplied: evidence from the preference-based scores in the United States.},
  author={Alex Zhenghong Fu and Michael W. Kattan},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={
          984-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Several estimators exist when average utility scores are not available for patient populations with multiple disease conditions. The multiplicative estimator is a widespread choice among them. Our study is to empirically test the accuracy of the multiplicative estimator and compare it with other estimators. METHODS The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) has a nationally representative sample of the US civilian noninstitutionalized population. Using the pooled 2001 and 2003 data… CONTINUE READING

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