Health care utilization and immigration in Spain
AbstractThe 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 12382.
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2009
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health care; immigration; Spain; access; equity;
Other versions of this item:
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-03-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2009-03-14 (European Economics)
- NEP-HEA-2009-03-14 (Health Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2009-03-14 (Economics of Human Migration)
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