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Explaining Waiting-time Variations for Elective Surgery Across OECD Countries

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  • Sicilani Luigi
  • Jeremy Hurst

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Waiting times for publicly-funded elective surgery are a major health policy concern in many OECD countries (like Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), but are not a concern in others (like Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United States). This paper contains a comparative analysis of these two groups of countries. It is found...

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  • Sicilani Luigi & Jeremy Hurst, 2005. "Explaining Waiting-time Variations for Elective Surgery Across OECD Countries," OECD Economic Studies, OECD Publishing, vol. 2004(1), pages 95-123.
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