Using the Travel Cost Method to Value Visits and Stigma in Connection with ARV Adherence in Uganda
Applied Economics, 49:5, 477-497, 2017; DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1200185
Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Date Written: 2017
This article uses the travel cost method to value both client visits to collect antiretroviral therapy (ARV) and stigma, which prevents ARV adherence. Using a representative sample for Uganda initiated specifically for this study, we found a willingness to pay (WTP) valuation for visits made in the range of US$14–US$17 and a willingness to accept (WTA) valuation of US$25 for visits missed. The valuations for stigma based on a novel measure of stigma using a new estimation method were close to the valuations for visits. These valuations can be used to estimate the benefits to carry out cost–benefit analyses (CBAs) of interventions aimed at increasing ARV coverage and adherence.
Keywords: Travel Cost Method; Antiretrovirals for HIV; Stigma
JEL Classification: H42; I11; D61
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