Discrete choice experiment for eliciting preference for health services for patients with ALS and their informal caregivers

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Katy Tobin, Sinead Maguire, Bernie Corr, Charles Normand, Orla Hardiman, Miriam Galvin

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition with a mean life expectancy of 3 years from first symptom. Understanding the factors that are important to both patients and their caregivers has the potential to enhance service delivery and engagement, and improve efficiency. The Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) is a stated preferences method which asks service users to make trade-offs for various attributes of health services. This method is used to quantify preferences and shows the relative importance of the attributes in the experiment, to the service user.

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