0000012379 00000 n Assessing willingness to pay for improved sanitation in rural Vietnam Hoang Van Minh , Hung Nguyen-Viet , Nguyen Hoang Thanh , and Jui-Chen Yang Department of Health Economics, Center for Health System Research, Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, No 1 Ton That Tung, Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam ASSESSING RESIDENTS' WILLINGNESS TO PAY TO PRESERVE THE COMMUNITY URBAN FOREST: A SMALL-CITY CASE STUDY by Alfredo B. Lorenzo1, Catalino A. Blanche2, Yadong Qi3, and Malcolm M. Guidry4 Abstract. Assessing the willingness to pay for HIV counselling and testing service: a contingent valuation study in Lagos State, Nigeria. Higher educated patients were willing to pay more than lower educated patients to benefit from improvements for geographical proximity (0.71), waiting time (1.21; p < 0.10), staff attitudes (0.08) and seeing the same health professional (0.39) attributes. Females were willing to pay more than males to benefit from improvements over the geographical proximity (2.611), waiting time (5.58) and drug availability (22.10) attributes. Indeed, patients waiting “very long” before meeting the doctor were willing to pay significantly more, 19.96 BDT, to improve the attribute (significant at the 1% level). Author information. Patients declared that a waiting time of less than 25 minutes would be perceived as “not long at all”. Therefore, WTP estimates are sensitive to the price ranges used in the estimation (Hensher, Rose and Greene 2015). Other attribute improvements are: geographical proximity (−0.48; p < 0.01), waiting time (−0.27; p < 0.10), staff attitude (−0.27; p < 0.10), seeing the same health professional (−0.37; p < 0.05), improved doctor-patient relationship (−0.59; p < 0.10) and improved chance of recovery (−0.26). Moreover, elderly patients expressed a positive willing to pay for Drug Availability of 0.03 BDT and expressed a negative willing to pay for geographical proximity of −0.21 BDT (significant at the 1% level), waiting time −0.12 BDT (significant at the 10% level), staff attitude −0.08 BDT, seeing the same health professional −0.16 BDT (significant at the 5% level), doctor-patient relationship −0.34 BDT (significant at the 10% level) and chance of recovery −0.13 BDT. PubMed  Seven different Tobit regressions were conducted; each of the regressions was followed by a RESET test [19]. As a divisional city, people from surrounding areas also received health care in Sylhet. User fees play a major role in health care in Bangladesh. Similar results were obtained for the waiting time attributes. 0000101093 00000 n This result was significant at the 5% level. 0000010934 00000 n African Journal of AIDS Research: Vol. endstream endobj 161 0 obj <> endobj 162 0 obj <> endobj 163 0 obj <>stream Cookies policy. A set of quality attributes was used to specify the nature and degree of quality improvements that are valued by patients. This increasing reliance on private provision of health care in a nation with an annual per capita income just above $USD1000 means that many miss out on hospital care regardless of need, because of their poverty. Patients were willing to pay −1.05 BDT for doctor-patient relationship (DPRSC) to get sufficient information from the doctor. 0000100343 00000 n After controlling for other variables, the significant correlates of the WTP rate were found to be: (1) gender of the head of household (men were more willing to pay than women), (2) age of the head of household (WTP rate was lowest among the oldest age groups), (3) … In general, elderly patients had a lower probability of stating negative WTP values for improvements over all of the attributes except Drug Availability (0.01%). Measuring the quality of DPR resulted in a mean score of 72.63 (±14.16), range [20,100]. The doctor patient relationship is critical for vulnerable patients as they valued this relationship to a large extent. Riccardo Scarpa. World Health Statistics 2011: How does Bangladesh compare with other South-East Asian countries? 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