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Modelling Primary Health Care Use: A Panel Zero Inflated Interval Regression Approach

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  • Sarah Brown

    ()
    (Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield)

  • Mark N. Harris

    (Department of Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling, Curtin University, Australia)

  • Jennifer Roberts

    ()
    (Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield)

  • Karl Taylor

    ()
    (Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield)

Abstract

We introduce the (panel) zero-inflated interval regression (ZIIR) model, to investigate GP visits using individual-level data from the British Household Panel Survey. The ZIIR is particularly suitable for this application as it jointly estimates the probability of visiting the GP and then, conditional on visiting, the frequency of visits (defined by given numerical intervals in the data). The results show that different socio-economic factors influence the probability of visiting the GP and the frequency of visits.

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Paper provided by The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2012026.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:shf:wpaper:2012026

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Keywords: GP visits; panel data; zero-Inflated Interval Regression;

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