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Estimating Patients' Preferences for Medical Devices: Does the Number of Profile in Choice Experiments Matter?

John Bridges, Christine Buttorff, Karin Groothuis-Oudshoorn

NBER Working Paper No. 17482
Issued in October 2011

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Funding for this research was provided by a grant from InHealth: The Institute for Health Technology Studies and by a faculty innovation award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition, the authors are grateful to Drs. John Niparko and Angela T. Lataille for their assistance in developing survey, Rick Li and team at Knowledge Networks for their assistance in data collection and Mattijs Lambooij and participants of the lolaHESG 2011 conference for their comments on an earlier draft of this manuscript. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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