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Article: Willingness to pay for preventive travel health measures among Hong Kong Chinese residents

TitleWillingness to pay for preventive travel health measures among Hong Kong Chinese residents
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1195-1982
Citation
Journal Of Travel Medicine, 2005, v. 12 n. 2, p. 66-71 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The effectiveness of preventive measures in combating travel-related illnesses is well recognized. However, there is a lack of information on the economic value of any travel-associated preventive measures in the literature. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to report the values of willingness to pay (WTP) to prevent travel health problems in Hong Kong's travelers. Methods: A cross-sectional telephone survey for a sample of Hong Kong population was conducted in 1998 using a random digit dialing technique. The sample WTP values were elicited using an open-ended question. Logistic regression was performed to identify predictors of WTP. Mean WTP was estimated using Heckman's sample selection model on log-WTP. Results: Of the subjects interviewed, 77% (285/369) offered positive values of WTP to prevent travel health problems. The observable WTP (zero excluded) had a higher mean (HK$447) than did the zero-inclusive data (HK$351). The median values were HK$200 in both cases because there were a large number of protest responses, Age, travel frequency, ability to assess travel health risk, precautionary behavior, and previous exposure to health protection materials explained one's willingness to pay a positive amount for preventing travel health problems. Age, education level, and precautionary behavior were predictors of the WTP levels. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that Chinese travelers are willing to pay for the prevention of travel-related illnesses. The predictors of WTP identified could be used to suggest policy changes. However, future studies are needed to explore further the relationship between the experience of travel illnesses, the magnitude of travel health risks, and WTP.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151598
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.868
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.946
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dc.contributor.authorYeung, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcghee, SMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:25:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:25:17Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Travel Medicine, 2005, v. 12 n. 2, p. 66-71en_US
dc.identifier.issn1195-1982en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151598-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The effectiveness of preventive measures in combating travel-related illnesses is well recognized. However, there is a lack of information on the economic value of any travel-associated preventive measures in the literature. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to report the values of willingness to pay (WTP) to prevent travel health problems in Hong Kong's travelers. Methods: A cross-sectional telephone survey for a sample of Hong Kong population was conducted in 1998 using a random digit dialing technique. The sample WTP values were elicited using an open-ended question. Logistic regression was performed to identify predictors of WTP. Mean WTP was estimated using Heckman's sample selection model on log-WTP. Results: Of the subjects interviewed, 77% (285/369) offered positive values of WTP to prevent travel health problems. The observable WTP (zero excluded) had a higher mean (HK$447) than did the zero-inclusive data (HK$351). The median values were HK$200 in both cases because there were a large number of protest responses, Age, travel frequency, ability to assess travel health risk, precautionary behavior, and previous exposure to health protection materials explained one's willingness to pay a positive amount for preventing travel health problems. Age, education level, and precautionary behavior were predictors of the WTP levels. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that Chinese travelers are willing to pay for the prevention of travel-related illnesses. The predictors of WTP identified could be used to suggest policy changes. However, future studies are needed to explore further the relationship between the experience of travel illnesses, the magnitude of travel health risks, and WTP.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1195-1982en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Travel Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFees And Chargesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshModels, Econometricen_US
dc.subject.meshMultivariate Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance Of Health Careen_US
dc.subject.meshPreventive Health Services - Economicsen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshTravelen_US
dc.titleWillingness to pay for preventive travel health measures among Hong Kong Chinese residentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMcGhee, SM:smmcghee@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume12en_US
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