Journal article

Patient Preferences and Willingness-To-Pay for a Home or Clinic Based Program of Chronic Heart Failure Management: Findings from the Which? Trial

Jennifer A Whitty, Simon Stewart, Melinda J Carrington, Alicia Calderone, Thomas Marwick, John D Horowitz, Henry Krum, Patricia M Davidson, Peter S Macdonald, Christopher Reid, Paul A Scuffham

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Beyond examining their overall cost-effectiveness and mechanisms of effect, it is important to understand patient preferences for the delivery of different modes of chronic heart failure management programs (CHF-MPs). We elicited patient preferences around the characteristics and willingness-to-pay (WTP) for a clinic or home-based CHF-MP. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A Discrete Choice Experiment was completed by a sub-set of patients (n = 91) enrolled in the WHICH? trial comparing home versus clinic-based CHF-MP. Participants provided 5 choices between hypothetical clinic and home-based programs varying by frequency of nurse consultations, nurse continuity, patient costs, and ..

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Grants

Awarded by Health Services Research grant from National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Program grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a Health Services Research grant [grant #418967] and a Program grant [grant #519823], both from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. JW is supported by a research fellowship from the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Queensland Health and Griffith University. MC & SS are supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The WHICH? trial was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.