Hole, A.R. (2007) Modelling heterogeneity in patients' preferences for the attributes of a general practitioner appointment. Research Report. CHE Research Paper (22). Centre for Health Economics , York, UK.
This paper examines the distribution of preferences in a sample of patients who responded to a discrete choice experiment on the choice of general practitioner appointments. In addition to standard logit, mixed and latent class logit models are used to analyse the data from the choice experiment. It is found that there is significant preference heterogeneity for all the attributes in the experiment and that both the mixed and latent class models lead to significant improvements in fit compared to the standard logit model. Moreover, the distribution of preferences implied by the preferred mixed and latent class models is similar for many attributes.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© 2007 the author. The full text of this report can be viewed free of charge from the Centre for Health Economics web site at: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/che/pdf/rp22.pdf|
|Keywords:||discrete choice experiment; mixed logit; latent class logit|
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Centre for Health Economics (York)|
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||21 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2010 16:45|
|Publisher:||Centre for Health Economics|
|Series Name:||CHE Research Paper|