Equity in Swedish health care reconsidered: New results based on the finite mixture model

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Abstract

This paper reconsiders the equity issue in Swedish health care utilization previously analysed by Gerdtham (Health Econ 1997; 6: 303-319) within the framework of the standard two-part model. Departing from the user/non-user distinction, we use the more flexible framework of the finite mixture model that distinguishes between frequent/infrequent users. Our results indicate that the support for the inequity hypothesis reported by Gerdtham is sensitive to model specification and the way standard errors of coefficients are estimated. The new framework offers an alternative perspective on the magnitude of the income-related difference in health care utilization.

Detaljer

Författare
Externa organisationer
  • Indiana University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Nationalekonomi
  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)565-572
Antal sidor8
TidskriftHealth Economics
Volym10
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 2001 jan 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa