The aim of this dissertation was to contribute to the growing field of health-related stated-preference research by addressing research questions that relate to the past, the present and the future of the DCE methodology. The dissertation includes a review of health-related DCEs published between 2009 and 2012 for which practices and trends, including progress in methodology, were discussed.

It further includes three state of the art DCE applications on:
1) pandemic vaccination programs (ECOM project),
2) health insurance, and
3) personal health records.

In addition, the dissertation includes three methodological studies in which:
1) the implications of the use of different unforced choice formats were explored,
2) it was explored if and how the mode of DCE administration (pen-and-paper or online) affects the outcomes of a DCE, and
3) structured interviews showed how respondents complete the choice sets of a DCE.
The dissertation concludes with a number of recommendations for health policy and recommendations for DCE researchers.

Additional Metadata
Keywords Health policy, choice modelling, discrete choice experiment, preferences, focus group discussions, vaccination, health insurance, personal health record
Promotor E.W. Steyerberg (Ewout) , E.W. de Bekker-Grob (Esther) , A.C. Lambooij (Antoinette)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor This PhD trajectory was funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme ((FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 278763), the Department of Public Health of Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam and by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Printing of this dissertation was financially supported by the Department of Public Health of Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam and by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
ISBN 978-94-6233-349-9
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/93299
Note Cover title: Don't read this dissertation (Alternatively: choose to do so*) : Discrete Choice Experiments for Health Policy : past, present, and future
Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/278763 - Effective Communication in Outbreak Management: development of an evidence-based tool for Europe (E-COM@EU)
Citation
Determann, D. (2016, September 28). Discrete Choice Experiments for Health Policy : past, present, and future. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/93299