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Health priorities and public preferences: the relative importance of past health experience and future health prospects

Dolan, Paul and Tsuchiya , Aki (2005) Health priorities and public preferences: the relative importance of past health experience and future health prospects. Journal of Health Economics, 24 (4). pp. 703-714. ISSN 0167-6296

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Abstract

We explore people's choices where the preference for those with worse future health prospects and the preference for the young over the old conflict. The empirical study used scenarios with four attributes: past years, past health, future years without treatment, and future health without treatment. One hundred respondents ranked various patient groups described in these terms. The results suggest a strong effect of past years: younger groups (40-year-olds) were always chosen over older ones (60-year-olds). Past health was significant in one question but not the other and future health and years without treatment were both non-significant

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescriptio...
Additional Information: © 2005 Elsevier B.V
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 12:07
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33053/

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