Utility-based estimates of the relative morbidity of visual impairment and angina.

@article{Nease2000UtilitybasedEO,
  title={Utility-based estimates of the relative morbidity of visual impairment and angina.},
  author={Robert F. Nease and Scott M. Whitcup and Leon B. Ellwein and Gordon Fox and Benjamin Littenberg},
  journal={Ophthalmic epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={169-85}
}
PURPOSE To quantify and compare the reduction in quality of life due to visual impairment and angina using patient preferences (utilities). METHODS Using a standard time tradeoff method, we obtained utilities for current vision, monocular and binocular blindness, current angina, and moderate angina in 60 patients with both vision problems and angina pectoris who sought care at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Naval Medical Center, or Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients were… CONTINUE READING