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La pertinence des pratiques d’hospitalisation : une analyse des écarts départementaux de prostatectomies

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  • Zeynep Or
  • Dorian Verboux

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This study measures geographical variations in radical prostatectomy (rp) in France within and across regions in 2009. It further explores the determinants of observed variations using a multilevel model allowing to distinguish the variation bound to two geographical levels : department and region. We find that there are large variations in the rates of rp between French ?departments.? Moreover, the rates of rp are significantly linked to the number of urologists in each department and the volume of hospital supply (number of surgery beds and number of medical staff in public hospitals) at the regional level. Income level and epidemiological situation (cancer mortality) of the ?department? do not appear to be significantly related to the rates of rp. Classification JEL : I10, I12, I19

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  • Zeynep Or & Dorian Verboux, 2016. "La pertinence des pratiques d’hospitalisation : une analyse des écarts départementaux de prostatectomies," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 67(2), pages 337-354.
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    1. Thomas Barnay & Mohamed Ali Ben Halima & Emmanuel Duguet & Joseph Lanfranchi & Christine Le Clainche, 2015. "La survenue du cancer : effets de court et moyen termes sur l'emploi, le chômage et les arrêts maladie," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 475(1), pages 157-186.
    2. Pierre, Aurélie & Jusot, Florence, 2017. "The likely effects of employer-mandated complementary health insurance on health coverage in France," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 121(3), pages 321-328.

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other

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