Who has a clue to preventing the flu? Unravelling supply and demand effects on the take-up of influenza vaccinations


Maurer, Jürgen


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2082
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-20820
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
The title of a journal, publication series: MEA Discussion Papers
Volume: 170
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des MEA (Mannheim Research Institute For the Economics of Aging) > MEA Discussion Papers
Subject: 610 Medicine and health
Subject headings (SWD): Grippe , Impfung , Semiparametrisches Verfahren , Nachfrage , Angebot , Krankheitsverhalten
Keywords (English): Influenza Vaccinations , Supply and Demand , Semiparametric Methods
Abstract: Influenza is a serious disease, especially for older people, and incomplete vaccination take-up poses a major public health challenge. On both the side of physicians and patients, there could be promising channels for increasing immunization rates, but no attempt has yet been made to empirically unravel their respective influences. Using exclusion restrictions implied by an economic model of physician-patient interactions, our study quantifies the particular effects of supply and demand on influenza immunization. On the supply side, our estimates highlight the importance of physician agency and physician quality, while a patient’s education and health behaviors are key demand side factors.
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Maurer, Jürgen (2008) Who has a clue to preventing the flu? Unravelling supply and demand effects on the take-up of influenza vaccinations. Open Access MEA Discussion Papers Mannheim 170 [Working paper]
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