Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

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.

[img]
Preview
Published Version
PDF
2MB

Abstract

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.

Citations

Downloads

132 downloads since deposited on 11 Feb 2008
1 download since 12 months

Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

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
Related URLs:http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ecn&AN=0566007&loginpage=Login.asp&site=ehost-live
http://www.szvs.ch/index_e.php

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page