Cristin-resultat-ID: 1047511
Sist endret: 18. mars 2015 07:09
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2013
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2014

Waiting time and socioeconomic status - an individual-level analysis

Bidragsytere:
  • Karin Monstad
  • Lars B. Engesæter og
  • Birgitte Espehaug

Tidsskrift

Health Economics
ISSN 1057-9230
e-ISSN 1099-1050
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2014
Publisert online: 2013
Volum: 23
Hefte: 4
Sider: 446 - 461

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84904242790

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Tittel

Waiting time and socioeconomic status - an individual-level analysis

Sammendrag

Waiting time is a rationing mechanism that is used in publicly funded healthcare systems. From an equity viewpoint, it is regarded as preferable to co-payments. However, long waits are an indication of poor quality of service. To our knowledge, this analysis is the first to benefit from individual-level data from administrative registers to investigate the relationship between waiting time, income, and education. Furthermore, it makes use of an extensive set of medical information that serves as indicators of patient need. Differences in waiting time by socioeconomic status are detected. For men, there is a statistically highly significant negative association between income and waiting time, driven by men in the highest income group, which constitutes 12% of all men. More educated women, that is, those having an education above compulsory schooling, experience lower waiting time than their fellow sisters with the lowest level of education.

Bidragsytere

Karin Monstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Lars B. Engesæter

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for leddproteser og hoftebrudd ved Helse Bergen HF - Haukeland universitetssykehus
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Ortopedisk klinikk ved Helse Bergen HF - Haukeland universitetssykehus

Birgitte Espehaug

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for leddproteser og hoftebrudd ved Helse Bergen HF - Haukeland universitetssykehus
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