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A microeconometric analysis of health care utilization in Europe

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  • Majo, M.C.

    (Tilburg University)

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By analyzing the relationship between socio-economic status, health, and health care use for a variety of developed countries (with a main focus on Europe), this thesis attempts to address several questions: • What are the socio-economic factors driving the use of health care services: income, wealth and/or education? • Does the relationship between socio-economic factors and health care use vary with different types of health care services, such as primary care, specialist care, or in- and outpatient care in a hospital? • How is preventive clinical service utilization related to socio-economic status in the population aged 50 and over? • Are there different socio-economic factors driving the use of preventive care services than those driving usual care? • How should the empirical analysis be modified when dealing with count data with excess zeros? The data that are used in the thesis are micro-level data, which provide crucial information for the evaluation of health systems, including harmonized information on a variety of dimensions such as health, health care use, and socio-economic conditions at the individual level.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University in its series Open Access publications from Tilburg University with number urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-4628426.

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Length: 114
Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published
Handle: RePEc:ner:tilbur:urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-4628426

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  1. Bago d'Uva, Teresa & Jones, Andrew M. & van Doorslaer, Eddy, 2009. "Measurement of horizontal inequity in health care utilisation using European panel data," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 280-289, March.
  2. van Doorslaer, Eddy & Wagstaff, Adam & van der Burg, Hattem & Christiansen, Terkel & De Graeve, Diana & Duchesne, Inge & Gerdtham, Ulf-G & Gerfin, Michael & Geurts, Jose & Gross, Lorna, 2000. "Equity in the delivery of health care in Europe and the US," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 19(5), pages 553-583, September.
  3. Sergi Jiménez-Martín & José Labeaga & Maite Martínez-Granado, 2004. "An empirical analysis of the demand for physician services across the European Union," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 5(2), pages 150-165, May.
  4. Sergi Jiménez-Mart�n & José M. Labeaga & Maite Mart�nez-Granado, 2002. "Latent class versus two-part models in the demand for physician services across the European Union," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(4), pages 301-321.
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