A discrete choice experiment to assess patients’ preferences for HIV treatment in the urban population in Colombia

Eric Sijstermans, Kei Long Cheung, Anne JM Goossens, Rafael Conde, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Javier - Leonardo Gonzalez - Rodriguez

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Aim: This study aimed to assess patients’ preferences for HIV treatment in an urban Colombian population.
Methods: A Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) was conducted. Urban Colombian HIV patients were asked to repetitively choose between two hypothetical treatments that differ in regard to five attributes ‘effect on life expectancy’, ‘effect on physical activity’, ‘risk of moderate side effects, ‘accessibility to clinic’ and ‘economic cost to access controls’. Twelve choice sets were made using an efficient design. A Mixed Logit Panel Model was used for the analysis and subgroup analyses were performed according to age, gender, education level and sexual preference.
Results: A total of 224 HIV patients were included. All attributes were significant, indicating that there were differences between
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number174
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Medical Economics
StateE-pub ahead of print - Apr 6 2020


  • Concept
  • patient preference;
  • urban population
  • colombia

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