Quality of Life and Patient Preferences

The impact of neutropenia and its complications (including FN) on patient QOL has received very little study. Early efforts attempted to evaluate the impact of neutropenia and the HGFs on patient QOL by eliciting patient preferences or utilities for antici-

Fig. 10. Distribution of cost per day (mean ± SEM, $) for patients admitted with FN to institutions reporting to the University Health System Consortium, 1995-2000 (59).

Solid Tumor Lymphoma Leukemia

Fig. 11. Bar chart of total cost of hospitalization among patients with solid tumors, lymphoma, and leukemia admitted for FN to institutions reporting to the University Health System Consortium, 1995-2000 (59).

Solid Tumor Lymphoma Leukemia

Fig. 11. Bar chart of total cost of hospitalization among patients with solid tumors, lymphoma, and leukemia admitted for FN to institutions reporting to the University Health System Consortium, 1995-2000 (59).

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Fig. 12. Bar chart of risk of mortality across age groups based on deaths as a proportion of patients (black shading) or deaths as a proportion of admissions (gray shading) among patients admitted for FN to institutions reporting to the University Health System Consortium, 1995-2000 (59).

Fig. 12. Bar chart of risk of mortality across age groups based on deaths as a proportion of patients (black shading) or deaths as a proportion of admissions (gray shading) among patients admitted for FN to institutions reporting to the University Health System Consortium, 1995-2000 (59).

pated health states. Using techniques such as a standard reference gamble and time tradeoffs, QOL can be assessed more globally but without detailed information about the impact on the various dimensions of QOL. Preliminary data assessed as willingness to pay to avoid FN corresponded to daily costs ranging from US $0 to US $500. The generated utilities may permit the conduct of useful cost-utility analysis even in the absence of proven effects on patient survival and will extend previous work on the incorporation of QOL measures into cost-minimization risk threshold models (60).

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