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.
149 downloads since deposited on 11 Feb 2008
15 downloads since 12 months
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||330 Economics|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 12:21|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2016 12:17|
|Publisher:||Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik = Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics|
Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item
Repository Staff Only: item control page