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A microeconometric analysis of health care utilization in Europe

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  • Majo, M.C.

    (Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management)

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By analyzing the relationship between socio-economic status, health, and health care use for a variety of developed countries (with a main focus on Europe), this thesis attempts to address several questions: • What are the socio-economic factors driving the use of health care services: income, wealth and/or education? • Does the relationship between socio-economic factors and health care use vary with different types of health care services, such as primary care, specialist care, or in- and outpatient care in a hospital? • How is preventive clinical service utilization related to socio-economic status in the population aged 50 and over? • Are there different socio-economic factors driving the use of preventive care services than those driving usual care? • How should the empirical analysis be modified when dealing with count data with excess zeros? The data that are used in the thesis are micro-level data, which provide crucial information for the evaluation of health systems, including harmonized information on a variety of dimensions such as health, health care use, and socio-economic conditions at the individual level.

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  • Majo, M.C., 2010. "A microeconometric analysis of health care utilization in Europe," Other publications TiSEM 1cf5fd2f-8146-4ef8-8eb5-e, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiutis:1cf5fd2f-8146-4ef8-8eb5-ead6670c3e05
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