Journal Article

A stated preference approach to assessing health care-quality improvements in Palestine: from theoretical validity to policy implications

2004
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Abstract

User fees have been promoted as a potential complementary funding mechanism for health care in developing countries. In this paper, we appraise the use of contingent valuation (CV) as a tool to help develop user fees schemes that could be used to assist in allocating, and partially fund, health care. A random sample of 499 patients seeking care in primary health care centers, in Palestine, were asked to reveal their willingness to pay values for specified improvements in the quality of delivered medical care. Empirical analysis suggests that, in this context, CV can lead to internally consistent results and useful policy implications.

Year
2004
Language
English
Date Published
Nov
Volume
23
Pages
1285-311
Accession Number
15556246
ISBN Number
0167-6296 (Print)0167-6296 (Linking)
Journal Name
J Health Econ
Keywords
Attitude to Health
ethnology
Financing
Personal
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Arabs
Fees and Charges
Female
Health Policy
Humans
Male
Middle East
Models
Econometric
Primary Health Care
economics
Quality of Health Care
Regression Analysis
Reproducibility of Results