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Pecuniary compensation increases the participation rate in screening for colorectal cancer

Eline Aas ()

No 2005:7, HERO Online Working Paper Series from University of Oslo, Health Economics Research Programme

Abstract: 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

Keywords: participation; willingness-to pay; compensation; costs; binary probit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 H42 H43 I10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
Date: 2009-06-07
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