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Table 4 Results of the DCE model (Ranked by importance)

From: Patient preferences in allergy immunotherapy (AIT) in Germany – a discrete-choice-experiment

Attributes Coefficient Standard error ChiSqa Pr > ChiSq (significance)
Total number and duration of necessary visits to a physician
 24 times for 45 min over 3 years −.65838 .05034 171.0415 ***(<.0001)
 12 times for 15 min over 3 years 0    
Frequency of a life-threatening anaphylactic shock
 1 in 10,000 patients −.28455 .05032 31.9785 ***(<.0001)
 1 in 100,000 patients 0    
Local side-effects
 Rush or swelling sited at the upper arm .21045 .05032 17.4935 ***(<.0001)
 Itching or swelling under the tongue 0    
Sum of co-payments for the whole treatment
 60 Euros over 3 years .12593 .05031 6.2647 **(.0123)
 120 Euros over 3 years 0    
Administration form
 Injection .10769 0.04980 4.6771 *(.0306)
 Tablet 0    
  1. Significance levels denoted by
  2. *** Highly significant (p ≤ 0.001); ** Very significant (p ≤ 0.01); * Significant (p ≤ 0.05)
  3. a chi-square