Parents' utilities for outcomes of occult bacteremia

Jonathan E. Bennett, Walton Sumner, Stephen Downs, David M. Jaffe

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Objective: To describe parents' values for outcomes of occult bacteremia using utility assessment, a quantitative method that incorporates risk preference. Design: Computer-based utility assessment interview. Setting: Urban children's hospital pediatric emergency department with 50 000 visits annually. Participants: Convenience sample of parents presenting with a child between 3 and 36 months. Main Outcome Measure: Parents' utility values for 8 outcomes from treatment of occult bacteremia: blood drawing, localized infection, hospitalization for antibiotics, meningitis with recovery, meningitis resulting in deafness, minor brain damage, severe brain damage, and death. Results: Ninety-four subjects successfully completed the interview. Mean utilities were 0.9974 for blood drawing, 0.9941 for local infection, 0.9921 for hospitalization, 0.9768 for meningitis with recovery, 0.8611 for deafness, 0.7393 for minor brain damage, 0.3903 for severe brain damage, and 0.0177 for death. All values were significantly different from those that immediately preceded and succeeded (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Volume154
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Bacteremia
Meningitis
Parents
Deafness
Brain
Hospitalization
Interviews
Occult Blood
Brain Death
Urban Hospitals
Infection
Hospital Emergency Service
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Pediatrics
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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Parents' utilities for outcomes of occult bacteremia. / Bennett, Jonathan E.; Sumner, Walton; Downs, Stephen; Jaffe, David M.

In: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 154, No. 1, 01.2000, p. 43-48.

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Bennett, JE, Sumner, W, Downs, S & Jaffe, DM 2000, 'Parents' utilities for outcomes of occult bacteremia', Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, vol. 154, no. 1, pp. 43-48.
Bennett, Jonathan E. ; Sumner, Walton ; Downs, Stephen ; Jaffe, David M. / Parents' utilities for outcomes of occult bacteremia. In: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2000 ; Vol. 154, No. 1. pp. 43-48.
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