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Does Provision of an Evidence-Based Information Change Public Willingness to Accept a Screening Test ?

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  • Gianfranco DOMENIGHETTI

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The basic requirement for patient decision making is the provision by the physician of an essential relevant and understandable information (Evidence Based) allowing him to decide whether he wish or not to receive the proposed treatment. This analysis shows that the willingness to undergo a doubtful screening test (about 70 % false positive responses) for a rare cancer by the general population change dramatically (60% versus 13,5%) according to the quality of information provided. This result, facing the impressive increase of diagnostic and screening procedures, could have important economical, ethical, clinical, public health and legal implications.

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  • Gianfranco DOMENIGHETTI, 1999. "Does Provision of an Evidence-Based Information Change Public Willingness to Accept a Screening Test ?," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) 9901, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.
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    1. David E. Bell, 1982. "Regret in Decision Making under Uncertainty," Operations Research, INFORMS, vol. 30(5), pages 961-981, October.
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    1. Zoë Philips & David K. Whynes & Mark Avis, 2006. "Testing the construct validity of willingness to pay valuations using objective information about risk and health benefit," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(2), pages 195-204.
    2. Lamiraud, Karine & von Bremen, Konrade & Donaldson, Cam, 2009. "The impact of information on patient preferences in different delivery patterns: A contingent valuation study of prescription versus OTC drugs," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 93(2-3), pages 102-110, December.

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    Keywords

    health care markets; information; decision making; doctor-patient relationship; screening; diagnostic procedures; evidence based medicine; public health;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets

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