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The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2000 June;44(2):191-6

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The willingness to pay for positron emission tomography (PET): evaluation of suspected lung cancer using contingent valuation

Papatheofanis F. J.

From the Department of Radiology The Advanced Medical Technology Assessment and Policy Program UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA


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Background. In ­this ­study, con­tin­gent val­u­a­tion is ­used to esti­mate the will­ing­ness-to-pay (WTP) for posi­tron emis­sion tomog­ra­phy (PET) imag­ing by ­patients ­with sus­pect­ed ­benign or malig­nant ­lung dis­ease.
Methods. Patients (n=87) under­go­ing tho­rac­ic com­put­ed tomog­ra­phy ­were sur­veyed for ­their WTP for PET for the eval­u­a­tion of ­lung dis­ease in ­lieu of fur­ther test­ing. Patients ­were pro­vid­ed back­ground PET infor­ma­tion and a two-­page ­self-admin­is­tered ques­tion­naire. The sur­vey quer­ied ­basic dem­o­graph­ic infor­ma­tion, per­ceived ­risk of malig­nan­cy, and per­ceived ­life expec­tan­cy giv­en a diag­no­sis of malig­nan­cy.
Results. Patients ­with ­increased per­cep­tion of ­risk ­were will­ing to pay ­more ­than ­those ­with low­er per­ceived ­risk. Patients who ­were ­self-pay­ers for ­their ­health insu­rance indi­cat­ed a low­er WTP ­than ­those who did not pay any out-of-pock­et insu­rance pre­mi­ums.
Conclusions. Individuals are will­ing to pay addi­tion­al out-of-pock­et ­costs for diag­nos­tic imag­ing to ­reduce ­their per­cep­tion of ­risk and ­improve ­their qual­ity of ­life.

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