Utility Assessment: Methods and Research

  • Gretchen B. Chapman
  • Arthur S. Elstein
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 97)


Many medical decisions are strongly influenced by the goals and preferences of the particular patient. Because the evidence favoring specific treatments for many cancers is mixed, some investigators have argued that patient preferences are an important factor in these treatment decisions.[1,2] The emphasis on patient involvement introduces the question of how to measure patient preferences and how to incorporate them into a decision.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gretchen B. Chapman
    • 1
  • Arthur S. Elstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Chicago College of MedicineChicago

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