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Toward a needs based mechanism for capitation purposes in Italy: the role of socioeconomic level in explaining differences in the use of health services

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  • Alessio Petrelli

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  • Roberta Picariello
  • Giuseppe Costa
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 29-42

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:ijhcfe:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:29-42

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    Keywords: Health care financing; Capitation; Hierarchical models; Socioeconomic level; I11; I18;

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