Trials volume 20 , Article number: Cite this article. Metrics details. Complex health interventions must incorporate user preferences to maximize their potential effectiveness. Discrete choice experiments DCEs quantify the strength of user preferences and identify preference heterogeneity across users. We present the process of using a DCE to supplement conventional qualitative formative research in the design of a demand creation intervention for voluntary medical male circumcision VMMC to prevent HIV in Tanzania. The VMMC intervention was designed within a 3-month formative phase.
The use of discrete choice experiments to inform health workforce policy: a systematic review
Acceptance of Vaccinations in Pandemic Outbreaks: A Discrete Choice Experiment
Jason F. Shogren, Jason F. DeShazo, J. Mandy Ryan, Tami L. Rose, John M. Jayson L.
Discrete choice experiments in pharmacy: a review of the literature
Discrete choice experiments DCEs are increasingly advocated as a way to quantify preferences for health. However, increasing support does not necessarily result in increasing quality. Although specific reviews have been conducted in certain contexts, there exists no recent description of the general state of the science of health-related DCEs.
Human Resources for Health volume 7 , Article number: 62 Cite this article. Metrics details. Although the factors influencing the shortage and maldistribution of health workers have been well-documented by cross-sectional surveys, there is less evidence on the relative determinants of health workers' job choices, or on the effects of policies designed to address these human resources problems. Recently, a few studies have adopted an innovative approach to studying the determinants of health workers' job preferences. In the absence of longitudinal datasets to analyse the decisions that health workers have actually made, authors have drawn on methods from marketing research and transport economics and used Discrete Choice Experiments to analyse stated preferences of health care providers for different job characteristics.