A review of the application and contribution of discrete choice experiments to inform human resources policy interventions

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Mylene Lagarde, Duane Blaauw

Publication details

Number of pages: 9
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English


This is a review of studies using discrete choice experiments to investigate human resource issues related to health workers. As there is less evidence of the determinants of health workers' job preferences, DCE can be a valuable methodology to analyse the stated preference of health care workers for different job characteristics. DCE study forces respondents to make trade offs, revealing and quantifying their underlying hierarchy of preferences.

Discrete choice experiments are a valuable tool for informing decision-makers on how to design strategies to address human resources problems.