Preferences and Values
Scan selected analyses conducted by our center community and colleagues here.
Spillover Effects of Illness
Caregivers and family members share the burden of illness by caring for and about their loved ones. To integrate these factors into decision making, we need to better understand how to measure and value these effects. Interested in joining a passionate community of investigators and diverse stakeholders?
Learning about Preferences
Utility theory and preference measurement are cornerstones of clinical decision making and cost-effectiveness analysis, but students often lack an understanding of key concepts. We are prototyping and pilot testing new materials and models to broaden "preferences" literacy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a utility?
Is quality of life the same as health-related quality of life?
Quality of life describes how we feel about our lives–are we happy? Are we satisfied? Do we feel accomplished? Are we safe and secure? There are many, varied concepts included in quality of life that all describe how we feel about ourselves. Health related quality of life focuses in on our health–are we healthy? Are we satisfied with our health status? Can we see, hear, and walk? Are we anxious or depressed? HRQOL refers to just the health aspect of our lives, acknowledging that health is intricately tied to our lives in general, and it is difficult to disentangle health related quality of life from quality of life in general.
What are spillover effects?
What is a framing effect?