Multilevel modeling and policy development: guidelines and applications to medical travel

Garcia-Garzon, Eduardo and Zhukovsky, Peter and Haller, Elisa and Plakolm, Sara and Fink, David and Petrova, Dafina and Mahalingam, Vaishali and Menezes, Igor G. and Ruggeri, Kai (2016) Multilevel modeling and policy development: guidelines and applications to medical travel. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 . ISSN 1664-1078

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00752

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Abstract

Medical travel has expanded rapidly in recent years, resulting in new markets and increased access to medical care. Whereas several studies investigated the motives of individuals seeking healthcare abroad, the conventional analytical approach is limited by substantial caveats. Classical techniques as found in the literature cannot provide sufficient insight due to the nested nature of data generated. The application of adequate analytical techniques, specifically multilevel modeling, is scarce to non-existent in the context of medical travel. This study introduces the guidelines for application of multilevel techniques in public health research by presenting an application of multilevel modeling in analyzing the decision-making patterns of potential medical travelers. Benefits and potential limitations are discussed.

Keywords:multilevel modeling, policy development, medical travel, JCOpen
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G310 Applied Statistics
C Biological Sciences > C870 Psychometrics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:27437
Deposited On:12 May 2017 10:20

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