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.
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|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 13:21|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 17:30|
|Publisher:||Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics|
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