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Existence and magnitude of health-related externalities [electronic resource] : evidence from a choice experiment /
Jeremiah Hurley, Emmanouil Mentzakis.
imprint
Hamilton, Ont. : McMaster University, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, [2011]
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Hamilton, Ont. : McMaster University, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, [2011]
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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"February 15, 2011."
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abstract
Health-related external benefits are of potentially large importance for public policy. This paper investigates health-related external benefits using a stated-preference discrete-choice experiment framed in a health care context and including choice scenarios defined by six attributes related to a recipient and the recipient's condition: communicability, severity, medical necessity, relationship to respondent, location, and contribution requested. Subjects also completed a set of own-treatment scenarios and a values-orientation instrument. We find evidence of substantial health-related external benefits that vary as expected with the scenario attributes and subjects' value orientations. The results are consistent with a number of hypotheses offered by the general theoretical analysis of health-related externalities and the analysis of externalities specific to health care.
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12401253
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Mode of access: Internet.
 
"This research was funded by grant # 76670 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. We also acknowledge funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis."
Includes bibliographical references. (43 ref.)

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