HERO On line Working Paper Series
Pecuniary compensation increases the participation rate in screening for colorectal cancer
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
Keywords: participation; willingness-to pay; compensation; costs; binary probit; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C25; H42; H43; I10; (follow links to similar papers)
43 pages, June 7, 2009
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