Discrete choice experiment produced estimates of acceptable risks of therapeutic options in cancer patients with febrile neutropenia.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of clinical epidemiology, Volume 65, Issue 6, p.627-34 (2012)

Keywords:

2012, Administration, Oral, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Algorithms, Ambulatory Care, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Antineoplastic Agents, Child, Choice Behavior, Female, Fever, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Infusions, Parenteral, Inpatients, June 2012, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, NEUTROPENIA, Ontario, Parents, Patient Preference, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Retrospective Studies, Risk Assessment

Abstract:

To use a discrete choice experiment (DCE) to describe patient/proxy tolerance for the number of clinic visits, and chances of readmission, intensive care unit admission, and mortality to accept oral outpatient management of low-risk febrile neutropenia.