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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-1231

Zweifel, Peter (2001). On the use of willingness-to-pay studies in health. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Swiss journal of economics and statistics, 137(1):11-25.

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Health policy makers know that their decisions affect the chances of well-being and survival of individuals and that they implicitly are valuing human lives. Evidence with regard to willingness-to-pay (WTP) informs about the value individuals themselves put on these chances; it thus holds the promise of contributing to consistent decisions that lead to an improved benefit-cost ratio of health services for (potential) patients. However, such improvement is more likely if information about WTP is used by competing health insurers rather than the government.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
DDC:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2001
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:21
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 16:30
Publisher:Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics
ISSN:0303-9692
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