Preference heterogeneity and choice of cardiac rehabilitation program: Results from a discrete choice experiment

Kjae, Trine and Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte (2008) Preference heterogeneity and choice of cardiac rehabilitation program: Results from a discrete choice experiment. Health Policy, 85 1: 124-132. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2007.07.002


Author Kjae, Trine
Gyrd-Hansen, Dorte
Title Preference heterogeneity and choice of cardiac rehabilitation program: Results from a discrete choice experiment
Journal name Health Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0168-8510
1872-6054
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2007.07.002
Volume 85
Issue 1
Start page 124
End page 132
Total pages 9
Place of publication Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Language eng
Abstract This paper focuses on the elicitation of patients’ preferences for cardiac rehabilitation activities from a discrete choice experiment using a mixed model. We observed a high level of preference heterogeneity among patients for all the five cardiac rehabilitation activities—even when age and smoking status were taken into account. The random parameter model provided additional policy relevant information as well as a better fit to the data than did the standard logit model. The paper focuses on one of the potential problems with the standard logit specification which in the worst case can lead to wrong policy conclusions by assuming homogeneity in preferences across individuals. The generalised RPL specification may be a more appropriate specification that can provide additional information on the heterogeneity preferences.
Keyword Discrete choice experiments
Cardiac rehabilitation
Preference heterogeneity
Random parameter logit
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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