Access to primary health care and health outcomes: the relationships between GP characteristics and mortality rates.

@article{Aakvik2006AccessTP,
  title={Access to primary health care and health outcomes: the relationships between GP characteristics and mortality rates.},
  author={Arild Aakvik and Tor Helge Holm{\aa}s},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={
          1139-53
        }
}
This paper analyses the impact of economic conditions and access to primary health care on health outcomes in Norway. Total mortality rates, grouped into four causes of death, were used as proxies for health, and the number of general practitioners (GPs) at the municipality level was used as the proxy for access to primary health care. Dynamic panel data models that allow for time persistence in mortality rates, incorporate municipal fixed effects, and treat both the number and types of GPs in… CONTINUE READING
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