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Resultat
Rapport
2015

Socioeconomic Status and Physicians’Treatment Decisions.

Bidragsytere:
  • Kurt Brekke
  • Tor Helge Holmås
  • Karin Monstad og
  • Odd Rune Straume

Utgiver/serie

Utgiver

Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, Norges Handelshøyskole

Serie

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers
ISSN 0804-6824

Om resultatet

Rapport
Publiseringsår: 2015
Hefte: 12
Antall sider: 27

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Tittel

Socioeconomic Status and Physicians’Treatment Decisions.

Sammendrag

This paper aims at shedding light on the social gradient by studying the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and provision of health care. Using administrative data on services provided by General Practitioners (GPs) in Norway over a …ve year period (2008-12), we analyse the quantity, composition and value of services provided by the GPs according to patients’SES measured by education, income or ethnicity. Our data allow us to Control for a wide set of patient and GP characteristics. To account for (unobserved) heterogeneity, we limit the sample to patients with a speci…c disease, diabetes type 2, and estimate a model with GP …xed e¤ects. Our results show that patients with low SES visit the GPs more often, but the value of services provided per visit is lower. The composition of services varies with SES, where patients with low education and African or Asian ethnicity receive more medical tests but shorter consultations, whereas patients with low income receive both shorter consultations and fewer tests. Thus, our results show that GPs di¤erentiate services according to SES, but give no clear evidence for a social gradient in health care provision.

Bidragsytere

Kurt Richard Brekke

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Kurt Brekke
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi ved Norges Handelshøyskole

Tor Helge Holmås

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for økonomi ved Universitetet i Bergen

Karin Monstad

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

Odd Rune Straume

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for økonomi ved Universitetet i Bergen
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