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

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dc.contributor.author Hall, Jane en_US
dc.contributor.author Kenny, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.author King, Madeleine en_US
dc.contributor.author Louviere, Jordan en_US
dc.contributor.author Viney, Rosalie en_US
dc.contributor.author Yeoh, Angela en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:36:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:36:28Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier 2002000198 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hall Jane et al. 2002, 'Using stated preference discrete choice modelling to evaluate the introduction of varicella vaccination', John Wiley & Sons Ltd, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 457-465. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1099-1050 en_US
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. en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.694 en_US
dc.title Using stated preference discrete choice modelling to evaluate the introduction of varicella vaccination en_US
dc.parent Health Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
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 en_US
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dc.personcode 106668 en_US
dc.personcode 020118 en_US
dc.personcode 020132 en_US
dc.personcode 020117 en_US
dc.personcode 0000031798 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Health Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US


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