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Table 1 Utility weights of relevant health states

From: The cost-utility of open prostatectomy compared with active surveillance in early localised prostate cancer

State Expected value SE 95% CI Source
During AS 0.99 0.05 1; 0.9 Bremner [28], Liu [33], own calculation
Urinary difficulty during AS 0.89 0.024 0.91; 0.85 Steward 2005
During PE treatment 0.67 0.041 0.75; 0.59 Steward 2005
During radiotherapy 0.73 0.045 0.82; 0.64 Steward 2005
Post treatment no adverse effects 0.99 0.05 1; 0.9 Bremner [28], Liu [33], own calculation
Post treatment IC 0.83 0.022 0.87; 0.79 Steward 2005
Post treatment ED 0.89 0.013 0.92; 0.86 Steward 2005
Post treatment BP 0.71 0.021 0.75; 0.67 Steward 2005
Post treatment IC, ED 0.79 0.033 0.86; 0.72 Steward 2005
Post treatment IC, BP 0.70 0.036 0.77; 0.63 Steward 2005
Post treatment ED, BP 0.57 0.039 0.65; 0.49 Steward 2005
Post treatment IC, ED, BP 0.45 0.044 0.54; 0.36 Steward 2005
Metastatic disease 0.25 0.015 0.28; 0.22 Steward 2005
  1. AS = Active surveillance.
  2. PE = Prostatectomy.
  3. IC = Incontinence.
  4. ED = Erectile Dysfunction.
  5. BP = Bowel Problems.