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Definition of Utility

Utility: In the analysis of health outcomes, a number between 0 and 1 that is assigned to a state of health or an outcome. Perfect health has a utility value of 1. Death has a utility value of 0.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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