Utility Assessments

An important issue in medical decision making is how to measure people's preferences for health states in a way that will facilitate comparisons of health states. The most important measure of preference is the "utility" of the health state to the individual who will experience it, which is a value from 0 (representing death) to 1 (perfect health and well-being).

This page allows you to assess the utility for a health state using three techniques: rating scale, standard gamble, and time tradeoff.

Enter the health state that you'd like to assess the utility of:

Select the assessment method to use:

Rating scale
Standard Gamble
Time Tradeoff