The evidence suggests that WTP values reflect individuals’ preferences even in Alzheimer patients. The estimates suggest that an economically successful treatment should provide relief to caregivers, with its curative benefits being of secondary importance.
This project received financial support from the Swiss Science Foundation (SNF; principal sponsor), the Swiss Alzheimer Association, and the pharmaceutical companies Schwab, Janssen, and Pfizer. The authors would like to thank Richard Carson (UC San Diego), Burton Weisbrod (Northwestern), and Reed Johnson (RTI International) as well as two anonymous referees for perceptive criticisms and helpful suggestions.
König, M., Pfarr, C. and Zweifel, P. (2014), "Mutual Altruism: Evidence from Alzheimer Patients and Their Spouse Caregivers", Preference Measurement in Health (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Vol. 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 141-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0731-219920140000024004Download as .RIS
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