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Who should be prioritized for renal transplantation?: Analysis of key stakeholder preferences using discrete choice experiments

Michael D Clark1*, Dennis Leech2, Anil Gumber3, Domenico Moro4, Ala Szczepura5, Nick West6 and Robert Higgins6

Author Affiliations

1 Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL, Coventry, UK

2 Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

3 Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University Collegiate Campus, 32 Colliegiate Crescent, Room 205, S10 2BP, Sheffield, UK

4 Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, Park House, 40, Egbaston Road, B15 2RT, Birmingham, UK

5 Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

6 Nephrology Department, University Hospital, CV2 2DX, Walsgrave, Coventry, UK

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BMC Nephrology 2012, 13:152  doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-152

Published: 22 November 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Further details on the pilot exercise. Description: This file provides a more comprehensive description of the pilot exercise undertaken.

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Additional file 2:

Copies of DCE questionnaires. Description: This file contains the questionnaires used in the DCE study. Copies of the following are provided:

●Questionnaire Version 4a: Patient version.

●Questionnaire Version 5b: Carer version.

●Questionnaire Version 6a: Healthcare professional version.

●Questionnaire Version 7b: Donor / relative of deceased donor version.

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Technical details about the econometric models (Model 1 and Model 2) used to establish stakeholder preferences ‘Econometric / statistical analysis.’ Description: This file provides a more detailed description of the econometric models used to underpin point 6 of the ‘Methods’ section.

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Deriving Marginal Rate of Substitution (MRS) for attributes with respect to waiting time. Description: This file provides information on how marginal rates of substitution (point 7 of the ‘Methods’ section) were calculated using data obtained from econometric models 1 and 2 (outlined in Additional file 3).

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