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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Thomas Stratmann.en
dc.contributor.authorAllard, Mary Dorinda.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:39:25Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:39:25Z
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/812
dc.description.abstractSome health care experts suggest that people should receive health care based on "need" rather than on their ability to pay. Previous research has found that people with lower incomes use health facilities less than people with higher incomes when health status and age are taken into account and also that this tendency is lessening over time. This study supports the conclusion that income is still an important factor in determining whether people visit a doctor, which indicates that the income effect is stronger than the effect of higher opportunity cost of time. Researchers trying to determine whether medical care is distributed equitably have not looked at the type of doctor seen by the patient; the type of doctor is important because the quality of care matters and specialists can provide higher quality care than general practitioners. In order to determine whether health care is distributed by "need" or by ability to pay, it is necessary to make adjustments for the quality of care.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshMedical care, Cost of.en
dc.subject.lcshHealth care reform.en
dc.titleThe effect of income on doctor visits
dc.typeProfessional Paper
dc.rights.holderCopyright Mary Dorinda Allard 1993en
thesis.catalog.ckey1866948en
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage2en
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciences
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Management
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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