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Discrete Choice Methods in Health Economics

Health Econometrics

ISBN: 978-1-78714-542-9, eISBN: 978-1-78714-541-2

ISSN: 0573-8555

Publication date: 30 May 2018


Patients and health professionals often make decisions which involve a choice between discrete alternatives. This chapter reviews the econometric methods which have been developed for modelling discrete choices and their application in the health economics literature. We start by reviewing the multinomial and mixed logit models and then consider issues such as scale heterogeneity, estimation in willingness to pay space and attribute non-attendance.



Hole, A.R. (2018), "Discrete Choice Methods in Health Economics", Health Econometrics (Contributions to Economic Analysis, Vol. 294), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 85-99.



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