The Quality of Health Care: Evidence from Italy
AbstractWe provide evidence that the quality of health care affects health outcomes, exploiting the substantial variability in the quality of the Italian public health service. The data are drawn from the 2001 Survey of Health, Aging and Wealth (SHAW), a joint venture of the Universities of Padua, Salerno, Venice and Tilburg, providing detailed information on health status, medical expenditure and use of hospitals and other health facilities, as well as detailed demographic and economic variables, for a sample of about 2000 individuals older than 50. The correlation between quality of health care and health outcomes is also confirmed in the panel section of the 1993-95 Bank of Italy Survey of Household Income and Wealth, which allows us to measure the impact of quality by controlling explicitly for regional effects.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy in its series CSEF Working Papers with number 84.
Date of creation: 01 Jul 2002
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Publication status: Published in Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, April 2003, vol. 62, pages 7-34
Other versions of this item:
- H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
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