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Comparison of the rating scale and the standard gamble in measuring patient preferences for outcomes of gallstone disease.

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To estimate patient preferences for gallstone-related treatments and outcomes, and assess how preferences vary by patient characteristics and scaling technique, the authors randomly assigned 40 patients without gallstones to interviews based on a rating scale (n = 22) and a standard gamble (n = 18). The patients assigned preference values (possible values 0 to 1) to open cholecystectomy (mean 0.45 by rating scale, 0.78 by standard gamble), laparoscopic cholecystectomy (0.71, 0.91), extracorpo...

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10.1177/0272989X9401400401

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Journal:
Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Volume:
14
Issue:
4
Pages:
307-314
Publication date:
1994-01-01
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EISSN:
1552-681X
ISSN:
0272-989X
Source identifiers:
359139

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