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dc.contributor.authorRoll, Kathrinen_US
dc.contributor.authorStargardt, Tomen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchreyögg, Jonasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T15:33:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T15:33:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65670-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the impact of type of insurance, income, and reason for appointment on waiting time for an appointment and waiting time in the physician's practice in the outpatient sector. Data were obtained from a German patient survey conducted between 2007 and 2009. We differentiated between GP and specialist and controlled for socioeconomic, structural, and institutional characteristics as well as interactions between type of insurance and control variables. Our results reveal that private health insurance plays a significant role in faster access to care at GP and specialist practices. Access to care is also highly influenced by the reason for an appointment. We also found that increased income had a negative effect on waiting time in practices and on waiting time for an appointment in GP practices. Whether inequalities in access to health care also impact overall quality of treatment needs to be investigated in future research.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUniversity of Hamburg, Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) |cHamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aHCHE Research Paper |x2011/03en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordaccess to careen_US
dc.subject.keywordoutpatient careen_US
dc.subject.keywordprivate health insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic health insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordwaiting timesen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsversorgungen_US
dc.subject.stwPatientenen_US
dc.subject.stwZeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivate Krankenversicherungen_US
dc.titleEffect of type of insurance and income on waiting time for outpatient careen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn727582135en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:hcherp:201103-

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