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GP supply and obesity

Morris, S. and Gravelle, H. (2006) GP supply and obesity. Research Report. CHE Research Paper (13). Centre for Health Economics , York, UK.

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We investigate the relationship between GP supply and body mass index (BMI) in England. Individual level BMI is regressed against area whole time equivalent GPs per 1,000 population plus individual and area level covariates. Using IV models we find that a 10% increase in GP supply is associated with a mean reduction in BMI of around 1 kg/m 2 (around 4% of mean BMI). Our study suggests that better primary care in the form of reduced list sizes per GP can improve the management of obesity.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006 Stephen Morris, Hugh Gravelle. The full text of this report can be viewed free of charge from the Centre for Health Economics web site at: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/che/pdf/rp13.pdf
Keywords: obesity, GP supply, primary care
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Centre for Health Economics (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 17:00
Published Version: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/che/pdf/rp13.pdf
Status: Published
Publisher: Centre for Health Economics
Refereed: No
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1185

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