Measuring Utilities for Health States

  • George Torrance


The paper reviews the history of health state utility measurement; the techniques of health state utility measurement, including rating scales, standard gamble and time trade-off; the performance of health state utility measurement, including acceptability, reliability, validity and cost; the variability in health state utilities across individuals and the relationship to other factors; and the applications of health state utilities, particularly in cost-effectiveness studies.


Chronic Health State Standard Gamble Utility Measurement Health State Utility Home Dialysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Torrance
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  1. 1.Management Science, and Clinical Epidemiology and BiostatisticsMcMaster UniversityUSA

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