The 1987 survey of Veterans is used to explain the effects of distance to VA facilities on the choice and level of utilization of VA outpatient services by U.S. veterans.
A two part discrete/continuous model is used to separate two elements of the decision to seek outpatient services from federally operated VA facilities.
First, a discrete choice is made to seek care from the VA.
Second, a continuous choice is made to seek a particular level of utilization.
Distance is found to affect the initial discrete choice significantly for measured distances up to 60 miles at a decreasing rate.
Once some VA outpatient contact is made, distance is a major factor only for the elderly in determining the amount of utilization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Accessibilité, Service santé, Ambulatoire, Ancien combattant, Homme, Distance, Choix, Utilisation, Modèle statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Accessibility, Health service, Ambulatory, Veteran, Human, Distance, Choice, Use, Statistical model, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0459358
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.