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From: Extensions to Regret-based Decision Curve Analysis: An application to hospice referral for terminal patients

Figure 3

Decision tree describing the overall hospice referral process. In this figure p = P (D +): probability the patient's LE is less than or equal to 6 months; 1 - p = P (D -): probability the patient's LE is greater than 6 months; Ui, i [1, 4]: the utilities corresponding to each of the decision model outcomes; Hosp: hospice referral; Rx treatment continuation; Rg: regret associated with an action; HRx : utility losses due to harms of treatment; HHosp: utility losses due to harms of hospice; Hte: utility losses due to harms of the prognostic test (SUPPORT).

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