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The demand factors for cesareans in Portugal – some preliminary results

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  • Tavares, Aida Isabel
  • Rocha, Tania

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The aim of this work is to determine the demand factors for cesareans in Portugal. This work is exploratory and preliminary. Data is aggregated in NUTSII , for the period 2002-10. The number of cesareans performed is count data which requires the estimation of this panel data by a negative binomial with fixed effects. The main result is the evidence that there may be induced demand for cesareans in Portugal. Further research is needed.

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  • Tavares, Aida Isabel & Rocha, Tania, 2012. "The demand factors for cesareans in Portugal – some preliminary results," MPRA Paper 43585, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43585
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    Keywords

    cesareans; demand factors; induced demand; count data; negative binomial;

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    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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