Health Care Provider Choice
AbstractIn order to achieve an ‘optimal health system’ health policies should not only be focused on the supply of health care, but also take cognisance of the demand for health care. Studies of health care demand in South Africa are scarce due to considerable data limitations. This analysis attempts to fill this gap by combining two data sets (specifically, the GHS 2004 and IES/LFS 2000) in order to be able to utilize the wealth of information regarding health care utilization in the General Household Survey. The aim is to inform and encourage debate on how to incorporate demand side considerations in order to arrive at improved public health care in South Africa.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11/2006.
Date of creation: 2006
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health care; demand for health; combining data sets; South Africa;
Other versions of this item:
- Christelle Grobler & Ian c. Stuart, 2007. "Health Care Provider Choice," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 75(2), pages 327-350, 06.
- D0 - Microeconomics - - General
- C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AFR-2006-09-30 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2006-09-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2006-09-30 (Health Economics)
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