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The effect of hospital medical services on child mortality in Japan

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  • Hanaoka, Chie
  • Ogura, Seiritsu
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    The purpose of this paper is to conduct a fact-finding study on how differences in the supply of medical care affect the cause-specific mortality among children aged 1 to 4 years in Japan. We find that the supply of emergency medical care in hospitals has a significant negative effect on the mortality. Furthermore, the availability of primary emergency care at hospitals on weekend nights has a significant negative effect on the mortality owing to either external or internal causes. Finally, the availability of physicians has a more pronounced effect on mortality from external causes than from internal causes.

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    Paper provided by Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series CIS Discussion paper series with number 549.

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    Length: 26 p.
    Date of creation: Mar 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:hit:cisdps:549

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    1. Janet Currie & V. Joseph Hotz, 2002. "Accidents Will Happen? Unintentional Childhood Injuries and the Effects of Child Care Regulations," JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research 268, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
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