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Patient preferences for hospital quality in Bandar Abbas using a Discrete Choice Experiment: 2010-2011

(2012) Patient preferences for hospital quality in Bandar Abbas using a Discrete Choice Experiment: 2010-2011. Life Sci J.

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Abstract

Abstract This study reports on the results of a discrete choice experiment undertaken in Bandar Abbas general hospitals to assess the factors influencing the demand of hospital care. In particular, the role of quality and trade-offs between attributes. It then presents a case study applying the technique to patients refferd to general hospitals in Bandar Abbas. 326 patients were questioned about the importance of five attributes with 16 hypothetical scenarios made that describe the quality of services in hospitals with 2 and 3 levels for each attribute. For each scenario, subjects chose between the hypothetical hospital; hospital A or B. A random effect probit model was used to estimate quantity of subject preferences for hospital quality and marginal rate of substitution between attributes. Marginal utility for attributes of quality of hospitals were estimated. We find that receiving services in a hospital that have discharge training paln represented by thoroughness of examination to be the most important quality attribute, followed by having high nursing care at wards and doctors giving enough information about the illness, drugs and treatment to the patient.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Discrete Choice Experiment; Utility; Quality; hospital; Patient preferences; Tehran University of Medical Science Discrete Choice Experiment; Utility; Quality; hospital; Patient preferences; Tehran University of Medical Science
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5231

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