Education-related inequity in healthcare with heterogeneous reporting of health.

@article{dUva2011EducationrelatedII,
  title={Education-related inequity in healthcare with heterogeneous reporting of health.},
  author={Teresa Bago d'Uva and Maarten Lindeboom and Owen O'Donnell and E K A van Doorslaer},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A,},
  year={2011},
  volume={174 3},
  pages={
          639-664
        }
}
Reliance on self-rated health to proxy medical need can bias estimation of education-related inequity in healthcare utilization. We correct this bias both by instrumenting self-rated health with objective health indicators and by purging self-rated health of reporting heterogeneity that is identified from health vignettes. Using data on elderly Europeans, we find that instrumenting self-rated health shifts the distribution of visits to a doctor in the direction of inequality favouring the… CONTINUE READING
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