Using stated preference discrete choice modelling to evaluate the introduction of varicella vaccination

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dc.contributor.author Hall, J
dc.contributor.author Kenny, P
dc.contributor.author King, M
dc.contributor.author Louviere, J
dc.contributor.author Viney, R
dc.contributor.author Yeoh, A
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:36:28Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Health Economics, 2002, 11 (5), pp. 457 - 465
dc.identifier.issn 1057-9230
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5057
dc.description.abstract Applications of stated preference discrete choice modelling (SPDCM) in health economics have been used to estimate consumer willingness to pay and to broaden the range of consequences considered in economic evaluation. This paper demonstrates how SPDCM can be used to predict participation rates, using the case of varicella (chickenpox) vaccination. Varicella vaccination may be cost effective compared to other public health programs, but this conclusion is sensitive to the proportion of the target population immunised. A choice experiment was conducted on a sample of Australian parents to predict uptake across a range of hypothetical programs. Immunisation rates would be increased by providing immunisation at no cost, by requiring it for school entry, by increasing immunisation rates in the community and decreasing the incidence of mild and severe side effects. There were two significant interactions; price modified the effect of both support from authorities and severe side effects. Country of birth was the only significant demographic characteristic. Depending on aspects of the immunisation program, the immunisation rates of children with Australian-born parents varied from 9% to 99% while for the children with parents born outside Australia they varied from 40% to 99%. This demonstrates how SPDCM can be used to understand the levels of attributes that will induce a change in the decision to immunise, the modification of the effect of one attribute by another, and subgroups in the population. Such insights can contribute to the optimal design and targeting of health programs. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1002/hec.694
dc.title Using stated preference discrete choice modelling to evaluate the introduction of varicella vaccination
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Health Economics
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Chichester UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 457 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 465 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 140208 Health Economics
dc.for 111799 Public Health and Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified
dc.personcode 020117
dc.personcode 020132
dc.personcode 106668
dc.personcode 020116
dc.personcode 020118
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Health Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Immunisation
dc.description.keywords Stated preference discrete choice modelling
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Economics and Research Evaluation
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Study of Choice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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