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dc.contributor.authorSpinks, Jean
dc.contributor.authorMortimer, Duncan
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-12T03:32:39Z
dc.date.available2019-02-12T03:32:39Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.049
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/132727
dc.description.abstractIt has been suggested that complementary medicines are currently ‘under-regulated’ in some countries due to their potential for harm as a direct result from side-effects or interactions; from delaying more effective care; or from the economic cost of purchasing an ineffective or inappropriate treatment. The requirement of additional labelling on complementary medicine products has been suggested in Australia and may provide additional information to consumers at the point of purchase. This paper details a unique way of testing the potential effects on consumer behaviour of including either a traffic light logo or regulatory statement on labels. Using a discrete choice experiment, data were collected in 2012 in a sample of 521 Australians with either type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. We find that additional labelling can affect consumer behaviour, but in unpredictable ways. The results of this experiment are informative to further the dialogue concerning possible regulatory mechanisms.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPergamon Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom257
dc.relation.ispartofpageto265
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Science and Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume124
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode38
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode44
dc.titleThe effect of traffic lights and regulatory statements on the choice between complementary and conventional medicines in Australia: Results from a discrete choice experiment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSpinks, Jean M.


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