The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources

Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care

Editors: Ryan, Mandy, Gerard, Karen, Amaya-Amaya, Mabel (Eds.)

  • 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 methodological case studies by internationally respected leaders in their field
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Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care takes a fresh and contemporay look at the growing interest in the development and application of discrete choice experiments (DCEs) within the field of health economics. The authors have written it with the purpose of giving the reader a better understanding of issues raised in the design and application of DCEs in health economics. The use of this relatively new instrument to value health and health care has now evolved to the point where a general text is necessary. The few existing books in this area are either research monographs or focus almost entirely on more advanced topics. By contrast, this book serves as a general reference for those applying the technique to health care for the first time as well as more experienced practitioners. 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.

The book comprises Chapters by highly regarded academics with experience of applying DCEs in the area of health. The first part of the book summarises how DCEs can be implemented, from experimental design to data analysis and the interpretation of results. In many ways this can be regarded as a crash course on the conduct of DCEs. Extensive reference is made throughout to other sources of literature where the interested reader can find further details. The book also includes a series of case studies illustrating the breadth of applications in health economics and some key methodological issues. Finally there is an overview of research issues discussed which the editors believe are at the leading edge of this field.

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"‘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)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Discrete Choice Experiments in a Nutshell

    Ryan, Mandy (et al.)

    Pages 13-46

  • Designing Discrete Choice Experiments for Health Care

    Street, Deborah J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • Practical Issues in Conducting a Discrete Choice Experiment

    Ryan, Mandy (et al.)

    Pages 73-97

  • Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Go Beyond Clinical Outcomes when Evaluating Clinical Practice

    Ryan, Mandy (et al.)

    Pages 101-116

  • Using Discrete Choice Modelling to Investigate Breast Screening Participation

    Gerard, Karen (et al.)

    Pages 117-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value Health and Health Care
Editors
  • Mandy Ryan
  • Karen Gerard
  • Mabel Amaya-Amaya
Series Title
The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5753-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5753-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4082-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7036-4
Series ISSN
1571-487X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 256
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