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), pp. 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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/13504851.2011.583210
ISSNs: 1350-4851 (print)
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Organisations: Statistics, Statistical Sciences Research Institute
ePrint ID: 341226
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17 June 2012Published
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 14:04
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:48
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341226

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