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Using a point system in the management of waiting lists: the case of cataracts

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  • Rodríguez-Míguez, Eva
  • Herrero, Carmen
  • Pinto-Prades, José Luis

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In the management of waiting lists, point systems could be a useful mechanism to establish priorities amongst patients. In this paper we explore the possibility of using Conjoint Analysis (CA) in order to implement a point system based on social preferences. We conducted an experiment for the specific case of cataract extraction. In spite of the pilot nature of the study the results seems to suggest that CA is a feasible method in order to estimate a point system.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

Volume (Year): 59 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 585-594

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Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:59:y:2004:i:3:p:585-594

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Keywords: Point system Waiting lists Cataract Conjoint analysis Rank-ordered logit model;

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  1. Solans-Domènech, Maite & Adam, Paula & Tebé, Cristian & Espallargues, Mireia, 2013. "Developing a universal tool for the prioritization of patients waiting for elective surgery," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 118-126.
  2. Angelina Lázaro Alquézar & Begoña Álvarez Farizo, 2006. "Prioritisation of patients on waiting lists: a community workshop approach," Documentos de Trabajo dt2006-08, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza.

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