Kraai, I., Vermeulen, K., Luttik, M., Hoekstra, T., Jaarsma, T. & Hillege, H. (2013). Preferences of heart failure patients in daily clinical practice : Quality of life or longevity?. European Journal of Heart Failure,15(10), 1113-1121. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjhf/hft071
Aims: Knowledge of patient preferences is vital for delivering optimal healthcare. This study uses utility measurement to assess the preferences of heart failure (HF) patients regarding quality of life or longevity. The utility approach represents the perspective of a patient; facilitates the combination of mortality, morbidity, and treatment regimen into a single score; and makes it possible to compare the effects of different interventions in healthcare.
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