Canaviri, Jose (2007): A Random Parameter Logit model for modeling Health Care Provider Choice in Bolivia.
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In this paper we model health care provider choice in Bolivia with a Random Parameter Logit (RPL) using MECOVI data during the period 1999 and 2000. To our knowledge this is the first time that a RPL is used for modeling health care provider choice in Bolivia. We found that price and income are determinants of the decision choice of health care provider. Increasing government prices or fees shift the demand from government to private health facilities for children and women. In addition, women are more sensitive than children and adults to changes in price and income. The perception of Quality is significant just for private health facilities except for children. Finally, people would rather private instead of government facilities and self care treatment when they are ill.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Oklahoma State University|
|Original Title:||A Random Parameter Logit model for modeling Health Care Provider Choice in Bolivia|
|Keywords:||Random Parameter Logit; Government and Private Health Facilities; Quality; Prices or User Fees|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I19 - Other
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy ; Regulation ; Public Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I11 - Analysis of Health Care Markets
|Depositing User:||Jose Antonio Canaviri Zamora|
|Date Deposited:||18. May 2007|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 08:38|
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