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The effect of hospital medical services on child mortality in Japan

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  • Hanaoka, Chie
  • Ogura, Seiritsu

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The purpose of this paper is to conduct a fact-finding study on how differences in the supply of medical care affect the cause-specific mortality among children aged 1 to 4 years in Japan. We find that the supply of emergency medical care in hospitals has a significant negative effect on the mortality. Furthermore, the availability of primary emergency care at hospitals on weekend nights has a significant negative effect on the mortality owing to either external or internal causes. Finally, the availability of physicians has a more pronounced effect on mortality from external causes than from internal causes.

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  • Hanaoka, Chie & Ogura, Seiritsu, 2012. "The effect of hospital medical services on child mortality in Japan," CIS Discussion paper series 549, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:cisdps:549
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    1. Currie, Janet & Grogger, Jeffrey, 2002. "Medicaid expansions and welfare contractions: offsetting effects on prenatal care and infant health?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 313-335, March.
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    supply of medical care;

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    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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