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dc.contributor.authorPohlmeier, Winfrieden_US
dc.contributor.authorUlrich, Volkeren_US
dc.description.abstractThe decision to contact a physician and the decision, how often to contact a physician, are based on different decision makers. We introduce a negative binominal distributed hurdle model that specifies the two stages of the decision process as different stochastic processes, and takes also care of the discrete nature of the data. Empirical results are based on a cross-section of the West-German Socioeconomic Panel. Specification tests reveal, that the two stages of the process have to be treated as distinct processes. Ignoring this distinction leads to serious misinterpretations.en_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 92-09en_US
dc.titleContact decision and frequency decision: an econometric model of the demand for ambulatory servicesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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