Determinants of Pediatric Care Utilization
The purpose of this paper is to understand the determinants of utilization of pediatric care -- care rendered to children by all physicians. Multivariate techniques are employed to examine four measures of pediatric care utilization in a national sample of children between the ages of 1 and 5. These measures are the probability of contacting a physician within the past year, the probability of obtaining a preventive physical examination within the past year, the number of office visits to physicians in private practice by children with positive visits, and the average quality of these visits.
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|Publication status:||published as Colle, Ann D. and Grossman Michael. "Determinants of Pediatric Care Utilization." The Economics of Physician and Patient Behavior, edited by Victor R. Fuchs and Joseph P. Newhouse, (Supplement to Vol. 13 (1978) of the Journal of Human Resources), pp. 115-147.|
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