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|Title:||Existence and magnitude of health-related externalities [electronic resource]|
|Authors:||Hurley, Jeremiah E.|
|Keywords:||Cost-Benefit Analysis;Health Policy;Economics, Medical;Medical care;Finance;Medical policy;Humanitarianism|
|Publisher:||Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University|
|Series/Report no.:||CHEPA working paper series (Online) ; #11-01|
|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.|
|Description:||Jeremiah Hurley, Emmanouil Mentzakis.|
"February 15, 2011".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-24).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
|Appears in Collections:||CHEPA Working Paper Series|
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