M. Jane Fulton


Fundamental Methodologies In Identifying Values In The Evaluation Of Health Programs


The evaluation of programs that deliver medical care begins with a determination of the value a patient places on the outcomes of the treatment. This paper describes several strategies drawn from the fields of psychology and eccs that identify these values or preferences and attempt to measure them. Techniques for ranking, preference scaling, time-trade-off, and incorporating risk into a measure of utility of a treatment are explored.