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Modelling waiting times in the Italian national health service

Modelling waiting times in the Italian national health service
Modelling waiting times in the Italian national health service
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.
1350-4851
459-465
Auteri, Monica
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Maruotti, Antonello
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Auteri, Monica
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Maruotti, Antonello
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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.

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Published date: 17 June 2012
Organisations: Statistics, Statistical Sciences Research Institute

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Local EPrints ID: 341226
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341226
ISSN: 1350-4851
PURE UUID: 3ae97719-f30b-43a9-bc96-0f982fb73fe6

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Date deposited: 18 Jul 2012 14:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:37

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