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Title
Public preferences for prioritizing preventive and curative health care interventions : a discrete choice experiment
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Through a discrete choice experiment we elicited the Belgian adult populations (18-75y; N = 750) preferences for prioritizing health care. We used a Bayesian D-efficient design with partial profiles, which enables considering a large number of attributes and interaction effects. We included the attributes (i) type of intervention (cure versus prevention), (ii) effectiveness, (iii) risk of adverse effects, (iv) severity of illness, (v) link between the illness and patients health-related lifestyle, (vi) timespan between intervention and effect and (vii) patients age group. All attributes were significant, with patients lifestyle and age being the most influential. Interaction effects were found, showing that prevention was preferred to cure for disease in young adults, as well as for severe and lethal disease in people of any age. Substantial preference heterogeneity exists between respondents from different age groups, with different lifestyles and different health states.
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English
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Research paper / University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2013:32
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Antwerpen : UA, 2013
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29 p.
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Last edited 29.03.2014
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