Title
Eliciting expert opinion on the effectiveness and practicality of interventions in the farm & rural environment to reduce human exposure to Escherichia coli O157
Description
The need to mitigate and manage diseases has prompted the use of various expert consultation and opinion elicitation methods. We adapted Best-Worst Scaling (BWS) to elicit experts’ assessment of the relative practicality and effectiveness of measures to reduce human exposure to E. coli O157. The use of two criteria (practicality and effectiveness) was carried out within the BWS process. Cattle vaccination was considered the most effective and hand-washing was considered the most practical.
Language
English
Author
Paul Cross
Co-author
Gareth Edwatds-Jones
Co-author
Dan Rigby

disease; epidemiology

Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0950-2688
Copyright URL
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/forAuthors?page=open
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of publication
01 September 2011
Place of publication
Cambridge
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Pre-print
Title of journal
Epidemiology and infection