Patrick Bremer

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Im vorliegenden Beitrag werden sozioökonomische Unterschiede in der Inanspruchnahme von Haus- und Facharztleistungen im höheren Lebensalter analysiert. Datengrundlage bilden die ersten beiden Wellen des deutschen Datensatz des „Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe“ (SHARE) aus den Jahren 2004 und 2006. In die Analysen gehen 2861 Personen im(More)
BACKGROUND The amount of out-of-pocket (OOP) payments within the German health care system has risen steadily within the last years. OOP payments aim to strengthen patients' cost awareness and try to restrict the demand on medical necessary treatments. However, besides the intended decline of non-induced health care services there's a risk that people also(More)
BACKGROUND In order to contain public health care spending, European countries attempt to promote informal caregiving. However, such a cost reducing strategy will only be successful if informal caregiving is a substitute for formal health care services. We therefore analyze the effect of informal caregiving for people with dementia on the use of several(More)
BACKGROUND Informal (dementia) care has economic consequences throughout the health care system. Whilst the health and wellbeing of the care recipient might improve, the health of the caregiver might also change, typically for the worse. Therefore, this analysis aims to examine the association between caregiving intensity and caregivers' health and health(More)
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