Journal article

Pediatricians' views on financial barriers and values for pneumococcal vaccine for children

TA Lieu, JA Finkelstein, MM Adams, IL Miroshnik, SM Lett, S Palfrey, GL Freed, K Kleinman, T Ray, R Platt

AMBULATORY PEDIATRICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To 1) describe barriers to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine adoption and 2) estimate the value of the vaccine based on pediatricians' responses to willingness-to-pay questions. METHODS: In June 2000, we mailed a random sample of pediatricians in Massachusetts a questionnaire about barriers to adoption of the vaccine and willingness to pay for the vaccine and associated outcomes. Respondents were assigned at random to 1 of 2 survey versions: the Personal Perspective version, for which they imagined spending their own money for their own child, or the Public Perspective version, for which they imagined spending the government's money for the average child. RESULTS: Of the 546 pediatr..

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