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