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Demand for outpatient healthcare

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After controlling for a number of sociodemographic factors, it was found that prices, income and distance are statistically significant determinants of the provider chosen by individuals; nevertheless, the demand for healthcare is price and income inelastic in rural India. Copyright Adis Data Information BV 2009

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  • Sisira Sarma, 2009. "Demand for outpatient healthcare," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 7(4), pages 265-277, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:aphecp:v:7:y:2009:i:4:p:265-277
    DOI: 10.1007/BF03256160
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