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Pecuniary compensation increases the participation rate in screening for colorectal cancer

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  • Aas, Eline

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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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  • Aas, Eline, 2009. "Pecuniary compensation increases the participation rate in screening for colorectal cancer," HERO On line Working Paper Series 2005:7, Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:oslohe:2005_007
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    1. You, Kai, 2011. "Education, risk perceptions, and health behaviors," MPRA Paper 35535, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    participation; willingness-to pay; compensation; costs; binary probit;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • H43 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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