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Health care utilisation and immigration in Spain

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  • José-Ignacio Antón

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  • Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo

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The aim of this work is to analyze the use of health care services by immigrants in Spain. Using a nationally representative health survey from 2006-2007 that allows overcoming problems present in previous studies and negative binomial and hurdle models, it is found that there is no statistically significant difference in the patterns of visits to physicians and hospital stays between migrants and natives in Spain. However, immigrants have a lower access to specialists and visit emergency rooms with higher frequency than nationals.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The European Journal of Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 487-498

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Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:11:y:2010:i:5:p:487-498

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Keywords: Health care; Immigration; Spain; Access; Equity; H75; F22;

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  1. Giuliana Luca & Michela Ponzo & Antonio Andrés, 2013. "Health care utilization by immigrants in Italy," International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 1-31, March.
  2. Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo & José-Ignacio Antón, 2011. "From Rags to Riches? Immigration and Poverty in Spain," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 30(5), pages 661-676, October.

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