Variability among methods to assess patients well-being and consequent effect on a cost-effectiveness analysis.
Cost-effectiveness analysis is emerging as an approach for determining the relative value of health care programs, technologic innovations, and clinical decisions.
Increasingly, patients' stated values for quality of life are applied as adjustment in these analyses; the results may vary depending on how individuals assess their well-being.
We interviewed 58 patients with chronic renal failure to determine the level of agreement among six methods for assessing well-being, and to determine the effects of variation in assessed well-being on the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis of in-center hemodialysis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance rénale, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Hémodialyse, Epuration extrarénale, Psychométrie, Etude comparative, Perception, Bien être, Validation test, Analyse coût efficacité, Economie santé, Homme, Prise décision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Renal failure, Urinary system disease, Hemodialysis, Extrarenal dialysis, Psychometrics, Comparative study, Perception, Well being, Test validation, Cost efficiency analysis, Health economy, Human, Decision making
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