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  1. Referral rates and waiting lists : some empirical evidence.

    Article - En anglais

    Traduction en français : Taux de renvois et listes d'attente : quelques évidences empiriques.

    This paper provides some empirical evidence on topics discussed at greater lengh in a recent paper in « Health Economics » (Goddard J.A., Malek M. and Tavakoli M., Health Economics 1995 ; 4 : 41-55), which modelled the relationship between referral rates and waiting lists for hospital treatment for non-urgent conditions within a queuing theory framework.

    Here, we estimate a version of the demand function used in this model, with panel data for Scottish Health Board Areas during the period 1990-1992.

    Separate models are estimated for each of six broadly defined « waiting list » specialisms, for which we have data on referral rates and waiting times.

    The six specialisms are General Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Urology.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Modèle économétrique, Contrôle, Dépense, Ecosse

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Econometric model, Check, Expenditure, Scotland

    Notice produite par :
    CREDES - Centre de Recherche, d'Etudes et de Documentation en Economie de la Santé (devenu IRDES)

    Cote : 16580, P173

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 19/02/1999.