Utilisation of physician services in the 50+ population: the relative importance of individual versus institutional factors in 10 European countries

@article{Bolin2008UtilisationOP,
  title={Utilisation of physician services in the 50+ population: the relative importance of individual versus institutional factors in 10 European countries},
  author={K Bolin and Anna Lindgren and B. Lindgren and Petter Lundborg},
  journal={International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={83-112}
}
We analysed the relative importance of individual versus institutional factors in explaining variations in the utilisation of physician services among the 50+ in ten European countries. The importance of the latter was investigated, distinguishing between organisational (explicit) and cultural (implicit) institutional factors, by analysing the influence of supply side factors, such as physician density and physician reimbursement, and demand side factors, such as co-payment and gate-keeping… CONTINUE READING

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