Modelling waiting times in the Italian national health service

Auteri, Monica and Maruotti, Antonello (2012) Modelling waiting times in the Italian national health service. Applied Economics Letters, 19, (5), 459-465. (doi:10.1080/13504851.2011.583210).


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Understanding health-care utilization is important to design efficient and effective health-care systems. Towards this end, we propose a relatively simple and intuitively appealing microeconometric framework based on a two-part model to investigate the determinants that increase the probability and the length of waiting for a health-care service provision. This article attempts to accommodate all data features in one model focusing on overdispersion in the data due to unobserved heterogeneity and zero-inflation, with an application to the Italian National Health System.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/13504851.2011.583210
ISSNs: 1350-4851 (print)
1466-4291 (electronic)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Mathematical Sciences > Statistics
ePrint ID: 341226
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
17 June 2012Published
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 14:04
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:31

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