Consequence Evaluation in Decision Analytic Models of Medical Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

By John C. Hershey
1972| Working Paper No. 62

This paper examines the problem of assigning values, or utilities, to separate consequences in decision analytic models of medical screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Several important issues related to this problem are studied, and a number of methodologies proposed for various applications are reviewed in relation to these issues. Finally,suggestions for future research in this area are proposed.