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Bayesian Design of Discrete Choice Experiments for Valuing Health State Utilities

Aloef, Fatimah (2015) Bayesian Design of Discrete Choice Experiments for Valuing Health State Utilities. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

This thesis concerns about using discrete choice experiment for valuing health state utilities within the QALY framework. Therefore, it discusses the main issues with generating choice design for valuing health state utilities, and then presents an efficient methodology to construct an optimal choice design for valuing health state utilities using the most recent theoretical development in Bayesian optimal design literature. The use of the new design algorithm and the effect of the prior in the Bayesian design are demonstrated in this thesis by constructing Bayesian choice design for asthma quality of life classification system (AQL-5D).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: discrete choice experiment, experimental design, health state utilities.
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Mathematics and Statistics (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.657019
Depositing User: Mrs Fatimah Aloef
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 10:31
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 12:18
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9446

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