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Pecuniary compensation increases the participation rate in screening for colorectal cancer

  • Aas, Eline

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    (Institute of Health Management and Health Economics)

Typically, the participation rate is below 100 per cent. In this paper pecuniary compensation is used to increase the participation rate. In a postal questionnaire to 5,000 people invited to screening for colorectal cancer, those not participating were asked "would you participate if you were given NOK X in compensation?" The results show that compensation increases participation and that the participation probability systematically varies with travel expenses, income, age, county, native country, marital status, use of health care services, genetic predisposition, expected benefit from the screening, subjective health status, and education. The estimated costs per additional screening are increasing

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme in its series HERO On line Working Paper Series with number 2005:7.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: 07 Jun 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:oslohe:2005_007
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