The paper

[00.1] Jansen, Sylvia J.T., Anne M. Stiggelbout, Peter P. Wakker, Marianne A. Nooij, E.M. Noordijk, & Job Kievit (2000),
“Unstable Preferences: A Shift in Valuation or an Effect of the Elicitation Procedure?,”
Medical Decision Making 20, 62-71,

  1. One of the three poster prizes of ISOQOL (International Society for Quality of Life Research) 1999.
    Certificate here.

  2. The MTA publication 2001 award of the Dutch NVTAG (Dutch Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care) as the best paper published in the year 2000 by Dutch authors in the domain of the society. This first prize was shared with Maiwenn J. Al & Ben A. van Hout (2000), “Bayesian Approach to Economic Analyses of Clinical Trials: The Case of Stenting versus Balloon Angioplasty,” Health Economics 9, 599-609.
    TA-News report (in Dutch), July 2001.

  3. The INFORMS Decision-Analysis Society Publication Award of 2002
    (best publication in decision analysis of the year 2000).
    A report is on pages 1 and 5 of the DA newsletter of December 2002.
    Certificate. List of all prize winners.

The paper is the second of a three-paper project. The first and third papers of this project are the following.

(1) Jansen, Sylvia J.T., Anne M. Stiggelbout, Peter P. Wakker, Thea P.M. Vliet Vlieland, Jan-Willem H. Leer, Marianne A. Nooy, & Job Kievit (1998), “Patient Utilities for Cancer Treatments: A Study on the Chained Procedure for the Standard Gamble and Time Trade-Off,” Medical Decision Making 18, 391-399. abstracts
This paper tests the practical feasibility of the utility measurement method by means of anchor levels, introduced in this project. It is found that patients can readily answer the questions required for the method, and that the data obtained have face validity.

(3) Wakker, Peter P., Sylvia J.T. Jansen, & Anne M. Stiggelbout (2004), “Anchor Levels as a New Tool for the Theory and Measurement of Multiattribute Utility,” Decision Analysis 1, 217-234. abstracts
This paper gives the theoretical justification of the utility measurement method by means of a preference foundation. Once anchor levels available, attribute utilities can be defined that incorporate any kind of interaction with other attributes.