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Toward a needs based mechanism for capitation purposes in Italy: the role of socioeconomic level in explaining differences in the use of health services

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  • Alessio Petrelli

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  • Roberta Picariello
  • Giuseppe Costa

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  • Alessio Petrelli & Roberta Picariello & Giuseppe Costa, 2010. "Toward a needs based mechanism for capitation purposes in Italy: the role of socioeconomic level in explaining differences in the use of health services," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 29-42, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ijhcfe:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:29-42
    DOI: 10.1007/s10754-009-9069-z
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    1. Matranga, Domenica & Sapienza, Francesca, 2015. "Congestion analysis to evaluate the efficiency and appropriateness of hospitals in Sicily," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 119(3), pages 324-332.

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    Keywords

    Health care financing; Capitation; Hierarchical models; Socioeconomic level; I11; I18;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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