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Resource allocation, health mobility and adaptation to illness

Hauck, K., Hollingsworth, B. and Tsuchiya, A. (2008) Resource allocation, health mobility and adaptation to illness. Discussion Paper. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The increased availability of panel data has made it possible to estimate and measure health mobility for population subgroups who may have systematically different levels of mobility. The objective of this paper is to stimulate discussion on what estimated differences across subgroups may mean for resource allocation. We use a straightforward hypothetical example to investigate the implications of different levels of health mobility on health outcomes, considering in addition the effects of adaptation to illness over time. We also discuss some of the ethical and political implications of health mobility.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: health mobility, panel data, health outcome measurement, adaptation, response shift
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield) > Health Economics and Decision Science > HEDS Discussion Paper Series
Depositing User: ScHARR / HEDS (Sheffield)
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2010 11:59
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 18:53
Status: Unpublished
Identification Number: HEDS Discussion Paper 08/13
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10901

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