Differing types of medical prevention appeal to different individuals
AbstractWe analyse participation in medical prevention with an expected utility model that is sufficiently rich to capture diverging features of different prevention procedures. We distinguish primary and secondary prevention (with one or two rounds) for both fatal or non-fatal diseases. Moreover, we introduce a flexible relationship between the specific disease for which the prevention procedure is set up and the general background health of the individual. We show how these various possibilities change the comparative statics of the prevention decision and we test the differential predictions with data from SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) about participation in mammography, dental caries screening and .u vaccination.
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- Nicolas BOUCKAERT & Erik SCHOKKAERT, 2013. "Differing types of medical prevention appeal to different individuals," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers ces13.11, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
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- NEP-HEA-2013-11-22 (Health Economics)
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