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Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

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CERDA, Arcadio A; GARCIA, Leidy Y; GAETE, Fabián I  y  PIZARRO, Tomas H. Willingness to pay for human papillomavirus vaccine in Metropolitan Santiago, Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2013, vol.141, n.2, pp.167-172. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872013000200004.

Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a risk factor for cervical cancer and can be prevented with the HPV vaccine. Aim: To explore the willingness of parents to pay for HPV vaccine for their offspring. Material and Methods: A survey about the willingness to pay for HPV vaccine was answered by 386 individuals of the highest socioeconomic level who had a daughter aged between 12 and 18 years. The survey included information about the risks of HPV infection. Results: Parents would pay a mean of US$ 758 for the vaccine. Twenty five percent of parents were not willing to pay for it. If the cost of the vaccine would be reduced by 50%, only 4% of parents would not pay for it. The willingness to pay is associated with the price of the vaccine, the income level of respondents and the size of the family. Conclusions: Most respondents would pay for HPV vaccine for their daughters, despite the relatively high cost.

Palabras clave : Health care surveys; Papilloma virus vaccines; Socioeconomic factors.

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