The Contingent Valuation Method in Health Care An Economic Evaluation of Alzheimer’s Disease

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 fi...

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Main Authors: Nocera, Sandra, Telser, Harry (Author), Bonato, Dario (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2003, 2003
Edition:1st ed. 2003
Series:Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. The contingent valuation method
  • 2. Alzheimer's disease
  • 3. Study objectives
  • 4. Organization of the book
  • 2: Study Design
  • 1. Economic burden of Alzheimer's disease
  • 2. Program ‘care’ - helping caregivers
  • 3. Program ‘diagnosis’ - detecting AD early
  • 4. Program ‘research’ - search for a cure of AD
  • 5. Financing of the programs
  • 3 : Elicitation Methods
  • 1. Continuous contingent valuation format
  • 2. Discrete contingent valuation format
  • 3. Biases in contingent valuation studies 17 3.1 Yea-saying
  • 4. Chosen elicitation techniques
  • 4: Estimation Methods
  • 1. Estimation methods for the discrete CV (DC and DM)
  • 2. Estimation methods for payment card (PC)
  • 5: Data
  • 1. Sample structure and data collection
  • 2. Descriptive statistics
  • 6: Results
  • 1. Program ‘care’ with taxes
  • 2. Program ‘diagnosis’
  • 3. Program ‘research’
  • 7: Possible Reasons for Variation in the