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Are general practitioners good for you? Endogenous supply and health

Gravelle, H., Morris, S. and Sutton, M. (2006) Are general practitioners good for you? Endogenous supply and health. Project Report. CHE Research Paper (20). Centre for Health Economics , York, UK.

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We investigate the impact of area general practitioner (GP) supply on individual health in England. If no allowance is made for the endogeneity of GP supply, the effect is positive but not statistically significant. When GP supply is instrumented by age related capitation the effect is markedly greater and statistically significant. A 10% increase in GP supply leads to an increase in the proportion of the population reporting very good health by 6% from 36%. The estimated cost per quality adjusted life year gained from an additional GP is between £527 and £5740.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006 the authors. 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/rp20.pdf
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 16:48
Published Version: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/che/pdf/rp20.pdf
Status: Published
Publisher: Centre for Health Economics
Refereed: No
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1981

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