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Social preferences measures and the quality of the job match for persons with disabilities

  • Pilar Abad Romero

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    (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Begoña Alvarez García

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    (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Eva Rodríguez Míguez

    ()

    (Universidad de Vigo)

  • Antonio Rodríguez Sampayo

    (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

Waiting lists are the main mechanisms for rationing demand in national health systems. The usual way to organize patients in a waiting list is on a simple first come first serve basis. Characteristics like the intensity of symptoms or the patient’s limitations in daily activities are not considered explicitly. In this paper, we apply a point system that incorporates social preferences in the management of waiting lists for surgical intervention on the prostate. The results show that both clinical and social variables are important for prioritizing patients waiting for this intervention. Furthermore, we detect some differences between the preferences of patients and general population.

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Volume (Year): 179 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (September)
Pages: 113-134

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