Health care utilization patterns in developing countries: role of the technology environment in "deriving" the demand for health care.

@article{Wouters1992HealthCU,
  title={Health care utilization patterns in developing countries: role of the technology environment in "deriving" the demand for health care.},
  author={Annemarie Wouters},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={
          381-9
        }
}
Health care services, in combination with several intermediate (proximate) determinants of health such as environmental sanitation and nutrition, directly influence health status. In the economics literature, this is referred to as the health production technology. Although many studies recognize that demand for health care depends on the health production technology, otherwise known as a "derived" demand, this review indicates that few of them have so far been able to fully incorporate this… CONTINUE READING

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