This work takes a fresh and contemporary look at the growing interest in the development and application of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) within the field of health economics. The book comprises chapters by highly regarded academics with experience of applying DCEs in the area of health. Thus the book is relevant to post-graduate students and applied researchers with an interest in the use of DCEs for valuing health and health care and has international appeal.
List of contributors. Preface. Introduction; K. Gerard, M. Ryan, and M. Amaya-Amaya. Part 1: DCEs - what are they and their application in health: a users guide. 1. Discrete choice experiments in a nutshell; M. Amaya-Amaya, K Gerard and M Ryan. 2. Designing discrete choice experiments for health care; D.J. Street, L. Burgess, R. Viney and J. Louviere. 3. Practical issues in conducting a discrete choice experiment; M. Ryan, V. Watson and K. Gerard. Part 2: Case Studies in Valuing Health and Health Care. 4. Using discrete choice experiments to go beyond clinical outcomes when evaluating clinical practice; M. Ryan, D. Skåtun and K. Major. 5. Using discrete choice modelling to investigate breast screening participation; K. Gerard, M. Shanahan and J. Louviere. 6. Preferences for health care programmes: Results from a general population discrete choice survey; S. Bryan and T. Roberts. 7. Examining the preferences of health care providers: An application to hospital consultants; A. Scott, C. Ubach, F. French and G. Needham. Part 3 Methodological issues. 8. The price proxy in discrete choice experiments: Issues of relevance for future research; D. Gyrd-Hansen and U. Slothuus Skjoldborg. 9. 'Irrational' stated preference: a quantitative and qualitative investigation; F. San Miguel, M. Ryan and M. Amaya-Amaya. 10. Using stated preference and revealed preference data fusion modeling in health care; T. Mark and J. Swait. PART 4: CONCLUSIONS. 11. Concluding thoughts; M. Ryan, M. Amaya-Amaya and K. Gerard. Index.
From the reviews:
"'Using discrete choice experiments to value health and health care' is a highly valuable text devoted to discussion on utility of Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) as an economic assessment technique when measuring health-care benefits. ... The book is aimed to new readers in Discrete Choice Experiments in health care as a review of several fields of research from the perspective of the human behaviour." (Ramón Álvarez-Esteban, International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing, Vol. 5, 2008)
Takes a look at the growing interest in the development and application of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) within the field of health economics. This book comprises chapters by academics with experience of applying DCEs in the area of health.
Rigorous overview of DCE methods and application in health economics
Transparency in how to apply current thinking on experimental design to health economics applications
Clear and illuminating series of applied case studies demonstrating different types of choice modelling techniques and the use of results for policy analysis
Clear and illuminating series of methodological case studies by internationally respected leaders in their field