The Contingent Valuation Method in Health Care

An Economic Evaluation of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Sandra Nocera
  • Harry Telser
  • Dario Bonato

Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 7-14
  4. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 15-25
  5. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 27-34
  6. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 35-39
  7. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 41-56
  8. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 57-68
  9. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 69-77
  10. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 79-83
  11. Sandra Nocera, Harry Telser, Dario Bonato
    Pages 85-106
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 107-116

About this book

Introduction

In the future, as our society becomes older and older, an increasing number of people will be confronted with Alzheimer's disease. Some will suffer from the illness themselves, others will see parents, relatives, their spouse or a close friend afflicted by it. Even now, the psychological and financial burden caused by Alzheimer's disease is substantial, most of it borne by the patient and her family. Improving the situation for the patients and their caregivers presents a challenge for societies and decision makers. Our work contributes to improving the in decision making situation con­ cerning Alzheimer's disease. At a fundamental level, it addresses methodo­ logical aspects of the contingent valuation method and gives a holistic view of applying the contingent valuation method for use in policy. We show all stages of a contingent valuation study beginning with the design, the choice of elicitation techniques and estimation methods for willingness-to-pay, the use of the results in a cost-benefit analysis, and finally, the policy implica­ tions resulting from our findings. We do this by evaluating three possible programs dealing with Alzheimer's disease. The intended audience of this book are health economists interested in methodological problems of contin­ gent valuation studies, people involved in health care decision making, plan­ ning, and priority setting, as well as people interested in Alzheimer's disease. We would like to thank the many people and institutions who have pro­ vided their help with this project.

Keywords

Descriptive statistics Logistic Regression Median Regression analysis correlation statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sandra Nocera
    • 1
  • Harry Telser
    • 2
  • Dario Bonato
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of ZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Cantonal Bank of ZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9133-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4805-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9133-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-4987
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