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Background Conventional techniques to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a single value or index are complex, require abstract reasoning skills, and are prone to biases (e.g., adaptation). A possible alternative that requires less cognitive demand is Thurstone scaling. The present...
Objectives The uncertainty around number needed to treat (NNT) is often represented through a confidence interval (CI). However, it is not clear how the CI can help inform treatment decisions. We developed decision-theoretic measures of uncertainty for the NNT.
Objective We developed search strategies that facilitate the identification of studies on “off-label” drug use in the bibliographic database OvidSP MEDLINE.
Objective Clinical intuition suggests that risk-reducing treatments are more beneficial for patients with greater risk of disease. This intuition contributes to our rationale for tolerating greater adverse event risk in the setting of secondary prevention of certain diseases such as myocardial...
Objective The living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (LCOPD) scale was developed in the United Kingdom and the United States to assess the quality of life (QoL) of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The scale was shown to be well accepted by patients, to be...
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