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The defining feature of a confidence interval is that it has a fixed minimum probability of covering the true value of the parameter being estimated, whatever the value of the parameter. The authors demonstrate by simulation that some recently proposed meth ods for interval estimation of the...
The choice between amniocentesis and chononic villus sampling for prenatal genetic testing involves tradeoffs of the benefits and risks of the tests. Decision analysis is a method of explicitly weighing such tradeoffs. The authors examined the relationship between prenatal test choices made by...
To examine whether multiattribute utility (MAU) scores can be used to predict family physicians' decisions regarding patients suspected to have sinusitis and rhinitis, 100 randomly selected family physicians from the Leiden area (The Netherlands) were asked to rank a set of six attributes...
Purpose: To evaluate the cost—effectiveness of regulations that prohibit using a cellular telephone while driving a motor vehicle. Design: Decision analysis of risks and benefits related to cellular telephones and driving. Setting: United States population in 1997. Measures: Health benefits...
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